Witnessed at Los Angeles, CA, Saturday the 16th of February, 2019. Basking in sunny, yet cool (for California) 55° air and very late afternoon solar rays. BNSF 1309 and 1310, sequentially numbered... (more)
MRL 4403, MRL 4402 on the L-M nearly through passing (off in the far distance) the site of a 40+ loaded coal car derailment just west of Columbus, MT along the Yellowstone River
MRL 4311, MRL 4404 on the "M-L" snaking around the west bends of Lombard Canyon. Just a few miles down stream from the Missouri River headwaters.
After cresting the ~3800' Summit, BNSF 4886 West with it's 10,000' stack train in tow now rounds the big curves of the upper Cajon Bowl as the remains of an overnight snow storm cling to the highe... (more)
BNSF 7110 leading the Z-SBDALT7-27 up the snow dusted hillsides along Cajon Pass after the winter's first and probably only snowfall to reach this low ~3000' elevation.
Basking in warm So Cal winter sunlight, a pair of BNSF NRE Gensets await their turns at Commerce Diesel Service.
BNSF 8267 West, G-SLGBAR8-22A with ethanol tanks mixed in the grain hopps. Struggling up the east side of the Goff grade at MP 599.0, or near Bannock.
BNSF 8127 West, Z-ALTSBD9-27L approaching Homer near the top of the long westbound climb between Needles and Goffs, CA.
BNSF 7864 East, V-SBDTUP4-28A with 64 empty racks headed for Tupelo, Mississippi. But first navigating the curves west of Ludlow, CA.
BNSF 4260 East leads the Q-LACCXB1-28L over the top of Ash Hill.
BNSF 4029 East, H-BARGAL9-27A with a CSX unit 4th out and a mile of train behind it, approaching Pisgah.
BNSF 6651 East, H-BARTEA1-26L crossing National Trails Highway 'Route 66' at East Pisgah, CA.
Witnessed 10 minutes shy of an absolutely cloudless sunset deep in the bowls of Hobart Yard in Los Angeles, CA. BNSF 5535 hasn't even had the fresh rust struck off it's lead coupler yet. I could s... (more)