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Action in the Powder River Basin
Collection of pictures of the railroads hauling coal in the Powder River Basin
Photo Album By: Randy Murphy-NorthAmericanRails.com
 
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Photo ID: 461168

The dramatic background sky seems appropriate for Wyoming. Based on what I've seen, the weather can frequently change from one extreme to another in the PRB.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD9043MAC
Location: Lightning Creek, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8058
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 20, 2000


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By: Wade H. Massie

Added: Dec 05, 2013

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Photo ID: 436920

Traffic jam on Logan Hill: A gloomy winter sunrise finds the three tracks at the summit of Logan Hill jammed with coal trains, while a BNSF load in the distance drops down towards Bill. Th... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Bill, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 04, 2006


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By: David Honan

Added: May 22, 2013

Views: 3,107
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Photo ID: 431720

In the spring of 1998, BNSF daylighted Sunset Tunnel, also known as the 1,930-foot Tunnel 2 (some sources list it as being 2,270 feet long) between Guernsey and Wendover, Wyoming. The wood-lined t... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Guernsey, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 9865
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 05, 1999


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Apr 09, 2013

Views: 9,144
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Favorited: 63

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Photo ID: 413517

New Chicago and North Western General Electric C44-9Ws line up at Bill, Wyoming, on July 7, 1994. Included in the gathering are Nos. 8614, 8688, 8693, 8645 and 8647.

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Bill, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 8614
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 07, 1994


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Oct 30, 2012

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Photo ID: 407140

At Converse Junction, Wyoming, a loaded BNSF coal train cruises by on June 29, 2002. On this beautiful summer afternoon, the snow fences have little to do except create shadowy shapes across the r... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Converse Junction, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 9780
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 29, 2002


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Aug 24, 2012

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Photo ID: 405318

BNSF9903 heads south with another load of Wyoming Black Diamonds...

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Gillette, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 9903
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1999


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Aug 04, 2012

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Photo ID: 404305

A pair of AC4400's struggle to pull a heavy loaded coal train over the many hills on the Orin Subdivision on a hot dry July evening.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Logan Hill, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6445
Train ID: CBMWX 16
Photo Date: July 16, 2011


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By: David Carballido-Jeans

Added: Jul 24, 2012

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Photo ID: 404300

A southbound (eastbound) loaded UP coal train shows some heritage with a patch Southern Pacific and Chicago North Western units as they shove this 120 car coal bucket out of the basin pass Logan H... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Logan Hill, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6183
Train ID: CCAPM 16
Photo Date: July 16, 2011


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By: David Carballido-Jeans

Added: Jul 24, 2012

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Photo ID: 402102

An eastbound BNSF coal load runs around two others awaiting crews.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: East Rozet, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 5816
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 2008


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jun 29, 2012

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Photo ID: 399863

On my first visit to the Powder River Basin, this was one of the first trains I came across: A BNSF load having just entered the mainline at NACCO Jct. making a run for Logan Hill at sunrise on a ... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Bill, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 8869
Train ID: C-NAMCEB0-06A
Photo Date: January 04, 2006


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By: David Honan

Added: Jun 05, 2012

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Photo ID: 395992

A trio of BN GE's, C30-7's 5560, 5012, and U30C 5388 are in the company of two Missouri Pacific SD40-2's, the 6036 in UP yellow and 6015 in the traditional blue as they depart Guernsey with anothe... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: Guernsey, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: BN 5560
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1986


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By: John Shine

Added: Apr 24, 2012

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Photo ID: 379103

Two for the price of one! The lone DPU of an inbound empty coal train races down Logan Hill as an outbound loaded coal has a challenge of climbing hill.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Logan Hill, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6651
Train ID: CAENA 12
Photo Date: July 16, 2011


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By: David Carballido-Jeans

Added: Oct 25, 2011

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Photo ID: 379097

A loaded coal train slowly moves through the Powder River Basin on a warm summer day as they 110 car plus long train looks like it goes for miles a miles.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Reno Junction, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5668
Train ID: CETFG9 18
Photo Date: July 18, 2011


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By: David Carballido-Jeans

Added: Oct 25, 2011

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Photo ID: 378802

The Fast and the Slow On the left, UP 6866 and another UP unit are the DPUs of an empty coal train, bound for Black Thunder Mines, flies down Logan Hill at track Speed. On the right, a load... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Logan Hill, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6866
Train ID: CSYBT 13
Photo Date: July 16, 2011


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By: David Carballido-Jeans

Added: Oct 23, 2011

Views: 3,151
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Favorited: 2

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Photo ID: 378799

An outbound loaded coal train starts to roar up to track speed as the DPUs of the train exit the "tunnel" at Reno Junction.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Reno Junction, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4381
Train ID: C BTMSFK0 10D
Photo Date: July 17, 2011


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By: David Carballido-Jeans

Added: Oct 23, 2011

Views: 4,570
Comments: 2

Favorited: 22

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