Manned helpers have assisted a heavy coal load over the Big Horn Subdivision and now are in full dynamics, holding back over 18,000 tons of black diamonds on the descent into Sheridan.
Yucca plant lines the Pink Lady ballast that helps support the 1939 forged stick rail that the Chicago & North Western Transportation Company laid nearly seven-and-a-half decades ago, which is sti... (more)
DM&E 6051 leads two more SD40's and a long 77 car train through the Bad River Valley at a blistering 10MPH.
DME 4005 and 4001 have a short but heavy #570 in tow through one of the many sags on the PRC.
Crossing the Bad River, DME 6051 and two more SD40's have 77 cars in tow over the undulating terrain of the PRC Subdivision.
DM&E 6051 continues East at 10MPH, while cresting one of the many 1% grades on the ex-CNW trackage.
Thirty cars rock and roll at 10MPH on the 1930's CNW stick rail behind two veteran GP40's.
DM&E's Belle Fourche to Rapid City train works hard up the 1.42% grade out of Sturgis with three EMD's pulling their guts out to maintain double digits in speed.
The true definition of desolate. Not a human in sight for 30 miles. Only hundreds of bolted together steel sticks, forged nearly a century ago and two SD40's running what could be their l... (more)
BNSF's hotshot Z train from South Seattle, WA to Cicero, IL crests one of the many hills of Western North Dakota on the Glasgow Subdivision near Ross.
Kicking up freshly fallen powder, two GE's hustle nearly 11,000 tons of mixed goods for the West Coast over BNSF's Devils Lake Subdivision on a frigid January afternoon.
A heavy Grand Forks, ND to Pasco, WA manifest works Westbound through a pair of short-lived BN signals on BNSF's Devils Lake Subdivision; on a bitterly cold day.
The Berthold elevator switchers watch two SD60M's lead the Ross Turn through the siding on a cold but beautiful Winter afternoon.
Working hard uphill, two SD60M's have the Ross Turn in tow, passing an abandoned chapel in rural Lonetree.
Under the careful watch of Engineer Genau, student engineer Arnold has his Ross Turn under control, dropping downhill at MP 42 on BNSF's Glasgow Subdivision on a balmy December afternoon, where te... (more)