Northbound taconite empties for Minnesota easily makes the 25MPH track speed passing the Ameren UE Rush Island Power Plant.
Chargin' the Air! The reverser is centered, air is set, and the throttle is in Run 6, as two GEVO's howl trying to pump the 140 car empty coal train back up after switching. Photo taken wit... (more)
On a chilly March night, the coal unloading process continues, as Bob Mcbrier kicks back and waits for the "that'll do" call from the person on the ground.
Northbound at the Ameren Rush Island power plant. It wasn't long after this shot, that we got drenched by a massive rain cloud approaching from behind us!
BNSF 5844's conductors desk lit up on a cold and snowy Winter night.
Night time cab view of BNSF 9183 after stopping to get an air hose to prepare for the shove back to the 6 Belt crossing to park the beast.
With 17 more cars to unload, the conductor (okay, we don't use one.. It was me) reviews the paperwork that will be turned over to the outbound BNSF crew. After unloading, a 1 car pickup from the R... (more)
After doing the proper parking, tie-down procedures and clocking out, I grabbed a few shots of my train with the plant behind... BNSF 9183 and two GE's idle awaiting the outbound BNSF crew for the... (more)
After unloading 15,800 tons of coal, BNSF 9183 and two GE's idle awaiting an outbound BNSF crew on a chilly Sunday afternoon.
The paperwork for tonights' train shows 136 loads and 0 empties, while the snow keeps falling. But, who cares? I'm nice and warm inside the BNSF 5844 while the coal unloading process continues thr... (more)
BNSF 5844 waits to attack the snow covered railhead, on a cold, blustery and snowy night in Northeast Missouri.
Cecil 2. Engineer, supervisor, fellow co-worker, and RP contributor Drew Mitchem eases his 136 car coal train to a stop. With temps in the teens and 4 inches of snow on the ground, the unlo... (more)