BN 6901 is ready to depart Shelby, MT with an eastbound freight in May of 1990. The scene looks much the same today except that all the buildings to the left of the engines are gone.
If Bobby Troup had followed US 2 along the Great Northern instead of Route 66 beside the Santa Fe, he might have written an entirely different tune: You go through Minot, Essex and Sandpoint but d... (more)
A westbound BNSF blade train with UP power waits for a new crew to take it north to interchange with the CP at Sweetgrass.
A new BNSF SD40-2 rebuild leads a westbound local towards Cutbank on the Hi Line.
Shortly after dawn on the fourth of July, a westbound grain train approaches Shelby on the plains of northern Montana.
Just south of Shelby, MT finds this short local tied down for the July 4th holiday.
Epping, ND crude oil empties hustle around a super-elevated curve east of Shelby, MT on BNSF's Hi Line Sub.
CREX ES44AC 1327 leads an empty crude oil train through "Big Sky Country" on BNSF's Hi Line Sub.
BNSF ES44C4's 6838 and 6767 head through Shelby with an empty oil train.
Amtrak #8 pulls into the station at Shelby for it's daily stop while an empty crude oil train waits to follow them out of town.
Epping, ND bound crude oil empties have just come to a stop at Shelby, MT to let Amtrak #8 arrive and depart ahead of them.
Amtrak's eastbound Seattle-Chicago "Empire Builder" has just departed Shelby on time, speeding eastward on BNSF's Hi Line Sub.
Amtrak's Empire Builder is well ahead of schedule stopped at the station in Shelby, MT about 20 minutes early... much to the dismay of the crew on CREX 1327 east who has to wait for their departur... (more)
CREX ES44AC 1327 leads an empty crude oil train eastward on BNSF's Hi Line Sub, destined for another load at Epping, ND.
A trio of BNSF SD40-2s assemble a local for various customers around Cutbank, MT.