The BNSF locomotives that struggle up Curtis Hill match the Oklahoma red dirt pretty well. BNSF 7905 is no exception as it leads a westbound Z train up the grade out of the Cimarron River Valley.
NS 9702 leads a westbound BNSF piggyback train up Curtis Hill. The engineer had the train in notch 8 as it was approaching the steepest part of the hill.
Early in the morning, a trio of BNSF GEVOs rolls off the hill between the summit and Quinlan with an eastbound stack train in tow.
Early in the morning, BNSF trains meet on one of the steepest stretches of Curtis Hill. The westbound stack train in the distance is just now reaching the summit of the hill.
An eastbound BNSF stack train with three elephant-style GEs up front rolls off Curtis Hill, having just crested the ridge line we can see in shadow in the distance. The train is a couple miles wes... (more)
Five big GEs roll off the summit of Curtis Hill with a hot eastbound Z train.
Late on a clear winter's day, a westbound intermodal train attacks the steepest part of Curtis Hill.
BNSF 5000 West tackles the grade at Belva as it passes the famous big red hills located there.
Westbound BNSF stacks have crossed the Cimarron River and are running beside the sand dunes of Little Sahara State Park.
At dusk, eastbound BNSF stacks have come off the Curtis Hill grade into the valley of the Cimarron River.
BNSF 3161 East Approaching Cimarron River Valley
BELVA OK May 15 1978 -- Three SD45s assault Curtis Hill with a TOFC train. The next signal is at the east end of Belva
BELVA OK May 15 1978 -- An SD40-2 and a U33C roll toward the east end of Belva. Unit 5049 has only been on the property around seven months.
BELVA OK May 15 1978 -- A pinstripe SD45 leads another SD45 and an SD45-2 around the curve as the mixed freight approaches the east end of Belva. We slept in a tent on the dirt road that night. Ni... (more)