With thunderstorms rolling in the distance, and under a dramatic monsoonal sunset, mixed freight heads east toward the massive BNSF classification facility at Belen, New Mexico.
Dark clouds of an early Summer monsoon brew overhead, while Westward winds put a damper on BNSF 5435's progress West. The train, consisting of all ex-BN, GN, NP, and SP woodchip hoppers, is loaded... (more)
Two blue and yellow GP60's make easy work of the climb towards the Continental Divide with only five covered hoppers in tow on the Gallup-based "211" Local.
Brand new ES44C4's lead a heavy 11,421 ton "K" train over the Continental Divide on a warm and windy Spring afternoon on the Transcon.
Classy, BNSF! The hottest train on the whole BNSF system (Z WSPNBY9, aka the 199) has come to a stop to let Amtrak #3, the Southwest Chief run around.. Shows you BNSF knows how to ru... (more)
Three GE's have 128 loads of coal up to speed at West Baca.
Other than a Cascades NPCU in the mix, two P42's have a normal Southwest Chief consist up to track speed, of ninety miles per hour.
A hot and heavy 109 car loaded grain train struggles up the hill toward the Continental Divide with a clean Warbonnet leading.
GEVO's rumble towards the Continental Divide with an Eastbound stack from the LA Harbor in tow.
Amtrak 3 darts across the Western New Mexico desert with the AMTK 4 leading. Confused?
A H2 GEVO leads a Westbound stack train bound for Oakland, CA into the setting sun, leaving the ruby red Navajo sandstone of Eastern Arizona behind.
Four elephant style ES44C4's on their maiden run battle towards the Continental Divide with Haystack Butte and Mount Taylor providing the backdrop.
Four elephant style ES44C4's on their maiden run race towards Winslow catching last rays of the setting sun.
The DPU's (ES44C4 and two C44-9W's) are idled due to the Air Brake and Train Handling restrictions for an empty coal train, as they hustle across the New Mexico desert floor towards El Segundo Min... (more)
Who said the Transcon is only GE's?! Mount Taylor looms high above one of BNSF's sweetest SD70ACe's, leading a Springerville AZ bound coal train.