A set of four Burlington Northern EMD SD40-2 helpers, spliced by a fuel tender, have just cut off the rear of a coal train, crossed over and are now headed back to Crawford to assist another coal ... (more)
A Burlington Northern Santa Fe coal train grinds upgrade past milepost 414 west of Belmont while climbing Nebraska’s Crawford Hill on April 11, 1998. The train is led by a trio of Burlington North... (more)
A loaded coal train climbs Crawford Hill west of Belmont, Nebraska, on May 20, 2006, led by Burlington Northern EMD SD70MAC No. 9597 and BNSF GE C44-9W Nos. 4793 and 5304.
BNSF GE C44-9W No. 632 leads a westbound freight down Crawford Hill on the lower portion of the large horseshoe curve below Belmont, Nebraska, on July 13, 2008. The former Santa Fe Dash 9 has seen... (more)
Led by Union Pacific GE AC4400CW-CTE No. 5935, a BNSF coal train climbs Crawford Hill at Breezy Point (a.k.a. Windy Point) west of Belmont, Nebraska, on the afternoon of July 11, 2008.
Three BN SD70MAC units roll downgrade with empty coal gons for the Powder River basin. EMD 9407 is leading 9623 and 9416 as they pass two other of the units serving as eastbound helpers from Crawf... (more)
Burlington Northern 9588 leads 9519 and 9450 on eastbound Powder River coal at the summit of Crawford Hill. This color scheme was a favorite of mine as it reminded me somewhat of Erie E8 units tha... (more)
An Oakway Leasing EMD SD60 leads a mix of BN EMD and GE units downgrade with an empty coal train. Two fuel tenders to extend the range of the locomotives are coupled behind the diesels.
A 3 unit helper set (with fuel tender) have a little break from their arduous coal train duties by running the Crawford turn.
A Union Pacific coal train utilizes trackage rights over BNSF's Crawford Hill. Here, the train is descending down the grade, almost at the bottom.
New Burlington Northern Santa Fe AC4400CW No. 5637 leads a coal train up Crawford Hill west of Belmont, Nebraska, on July 22, 2003. The GE locomotive was built two months prior in May 2003.
On a misty/foggy morning, BNSF AC4400EV No. 5723 leads an eastbound loaded coal train up to the summit of Crawford Hill at Belmont, Nebraska on July 9, 2018.
A loaded SEPX coal train near Belmont summit. Trailing units are D8-40C UP 9281 and C30-7s 5006, 5085, 5588.
MAXX empties pass the signals at MP411.6