South bound BNSF manifest climbs the Tehachapi Loop during a break in a storm.
It is really hard to believe that this was enough power for a freight train along the Aurora Sub. Now days to find any train under 8,000 horse probably not too common, but back in 1997 a measly 4,... (more)
An empty coal train drop down grade out of Albia. the Ottumwa Sub mains are split here due to the grades in this area. The old way would not allow coal trains to take main #1 between Halpin and Ma... (more)
My 1st trip out to the Sand Hill of Nebraska was back in 2001. Guy would see tons and tons of MAC's leading coal trains. In 2018 now I get excited just to see a MAC leading any kind of train. The ... (more)
We were surprised how many white MAC's are out and running for the BNSF currently in August 2021. The BNSF has send quite a few of them back to leaser or scrape them. While most don't have PTC to ... (more)
Spring in the lower Tehachapi foothills.
A BNSF Transfer job is seen here doing some work at their yard in North Birmingham before delivering interchange to CSX at Boyles Yard
Mid morning on a cool winter day in the lower Tehachapi’s brings the daily flow of morning north bounds down the mountain, through the majestic emerald foothills. Here, a BNSF intermodal glides ... (more)
In the last half hour of summer sun light, a glinted south bound BNSF intermodal races across the eastern Tehachapi valley and around the dried Proctor Lake during a wind storm that's kicking up d... (more)
The manned Crawford helper shoves a coal load around Breezy Point with the customary sanders open and exhaust roaring! At the turn of the century 3-4 sets of manned helpers could be seen on duty ... (more)
A BNSF Coal Train heads east as they climb the grades at Abo, NM.
Westbound mixed freight runs along the Mississippi River just outside of Savanna, Illinois.
One of Cajon Pass’ iconic locations is the big curve that leads eastbound trains in Summit. Following a snowing night, BNSF Priority UPS-LTL Intermodal train Z-SBDWSP9-25 (San Bernardino CA to ... (more)
A north bound BNSF intermodal slowly lights it’s way down through the curves at the south end of Marcel on a cold spring night in the upper elevations of the Tehachapi Mountains.
A north bound BNSF intermodal comes racing off the Tehachapi’s and around the mountain’s last curve at Sandcut under a rising moon above in the last minutes of sun light.