A Union Pacific empty coal train tops over Logan Hill as a loaded BNSF coal train struggles over the top of the hill.
When they were the pride of the fleet. New C44-9W's 8712, 8698, and 8718 have an empty coal train to be loaded out of the Wyoming Powder River coal fields. Tom Ellis photo.
Five yellow GE motors struggle pulling 135 cars of Powder River coal up the grade of Logan Hill on a gorgeous summer afternoon. Even with coal traffic down compared to years prior, the PRB and the... (more)
BNSF 6079 East crests Logan Hill as a UP coal load follows close behind. Meanwhile, another load descends the mountainside in the distance.
A westbound UP coal empty climbs Logan Hill with two units on the front, and two pushing on the rear.
Near sunset, UP coal empties meet an eastbound BNSF coal load near the summit of Logan Hill. If you look carefully in the distance beyond the two trains, you can make out another descending the s... (more)
At sunset, three big ACs from three different railroads, but all now part of UP, pull coal empties up Logan Hill at a fast pace with a BNSF empty, visible in the distance, right on their heels.
Chicago Northwestern 8712, 8698, 8718 pull there way through the unique landscape of the powder river basin.
SD70ACe 9119 and ES44AC 6078 lead a northbound empty coal train down Logan Hill in Wyoming's Powder River Basin, as (behind the camera) SD70MAC 9945 and SD70ACe 9328 shove at the rear of the consi... (more)
As a UP coal empty nears the summit of Logan Hill, a BNSF load drops downhill on its way to a power plant.
A big Wyoming spring storm is coming, faster than the train climbing the Logan Hill grade.
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.
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)
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.
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)