With Alliance behind it, a rerouted Monticello Train is getting up to speed as it heads south toward Kansas City via Denver.
BNSF 9215 leads a load toward Alliance's North Yard on main 1 under 10th Street while another load proceeds several miles behind toward West Alliance. Meanwhile, a westbound empty departs on main... (more)
Alliance's snow plow was wye'd and moved to the 600 tracks for special service work this week putting it in the sunlight. Normally its in the north shadow of the Diesel Shop stored for snow plow o... (more)
I spy 6 moving trains!
1978 built 1100 hp GE SL144 assigned to American Electric Power Service’s Alliance Railcar Repair facility. Unit was delivered as CNW 1199, then became BN 1101, then Southwest Electric Power 1101... (more)
A bird's-eye view of BN's Alliance engine servicing facilty as seen from the steps of the Motive Power Supervisor's office. How I made my way to this elevated office located in the middle of this ... (more)
BN SD40-2 7287 leads five GE six-axle units and a loaded coal train into Alliance Nebraska. The threatening skies to the west would soon bring a gusty (although brief) thunderstorm to Alliance and... (more)
BNSF 9245 and 2 more ACes lead their train pass CP Letan. This is a rare occasions to see 3 70ACes on the head end.
BNSF 9202 + 6394 lead a train of ballast and rail approaching Ellesworth to the site of a derailment further east at Ashby on the Sandhills sub.
Appearing to be an N-scale model on HO trucks is American Electric Power 1101, one of two GE SL144 switchers built. (Withers' "Contemporary Diesel Spotter's Guide" refers to them as model SL136.)... (more)
More Power River coal making about 10mph up Crawford Hill behind AC power. 3 SD60s toil away at the rear.
A coal train greets the dawn as it waits to enter Alliance.
Those who enjoy the latest power from GE and EMD should head to Alliance. Both ES44ACs and SD70ACes were very common locomotive models on the BNSF in the Nebraska panhandle.