Built in 1990 as BN 9216, this locomotive later became BNSF 9216, then Railroad: BNSF RailwayLocomotive: EMD SD60MLocation: West Glacier, Montana, USALocomotive #: BNSF 1407Train ID: W-ESXESXPhoto Date: May 19, 2016
20 years ago, BN ruled Marias Pass. The BN green was second only to the green of pines that are dominant in the mountains. Today, Warren Buffet's railroad is now orange, not the same to say the le... (more)
Looking forward from the coupola of BN Caboose 12041 on the Essex Work Train, we can see the exhaust from our motor and the hulk of BNSF Jordan Spreader 972657 as we head to Glacier Park East to u... (more)
Framed by the back door of BN caboose 12041, BN SD40-2 6784 can be seen sharing the same track as it awaits is next assignment to shove a train up Marias Pass.
Looking forward from the cupola of BN caboose 12041, we can see that the motor of our short work train is about to pass approach signal 1106.02 and enter one of several snow sheds on the pass.
View of the bridge at Glacier Park East from BN 2919. Note the walkway replacement work which our train has brought timbers for.
While stopped at Glacier Park to unload ties, I use BN 2919's walkway as the vantage point for this shot of the river far below.
End of train device BNQ 11582 hangs onto BN caboose 12041 for dear life as concrete crossties and ballast blur by. This shot is from the rear platform of the caboose on the Essex work train as we... (more)