An eastbound BNSF Railway coal empties sits in the West Bottoms section of Kansas City as a westbound BNSF intermodal train comprised of RoadRailers, Q-KCKSAG1-06A, passes by. BNSF SD70MACs 9979 ... (more)
BNSF 9979 & 9643 leading westbound empties.
BNSF 9979 & 5748 lead an eastbound coal train.
Some luck allowed me to capture this all EMD rolling meet on the sweeping curve just west of Lake Park.
These three EMDs are Run 8 as they approach Manitoba JCT. From this vantage point the grade is not very perceptable.
These three EMDs are earning their keep struggling out of the Red River Valley in Run 8 at 15 mph. Several more miles of hard pulling lie ahead.
This 70MAC is far from home hauling coal trains in Mid-West America, instead hauling a heavy manifest out of Chicago.