An old warrior still holding up quite well is a nice surprise found on this Long Beach bound S train.
A pair of warbonnets roll through Steward, IL just after sunset.
Working out 1175ft Tunnel 5, a BNSF manifest work hard up 2.3% grade on his way to the big classification yard at Barstow. A nice ''Fakebonnet'' lead four more conventional GE units.
A trio of clean Burlington Northern & Santa Fe motors lead a 53 car Denver - Stockton trackage rights train through the former D&RGW horseshoe curve near Gilluly on Aug. 6, 2000.
A heavy, Southbound manifest, lead by Warbonnet 4714 climbs upgrade at Tunnel 2 on a nice clear afternoon.
BNSF 4714 slowly climbs into Caliente under a late afternoon sun.
Showing some Santa Fe pride on 10-10-10, BNSF 4714 & 8204 (former Santa Fe SD75M 204) drop an eastbound "rack" train out of the Tehachapi's & into the Mojave desert at MP 377.
Today's NTWGAL included more than the usual assortment of GEs..... the BNSF 1718 (SD9) and BNSF 3547 (SW1200) were along for the ride. The BNSF 3547 was fifth from the rear on the train.
One day its a SD40u, the next a big beefy Warbonnet Dash 9. Yeah, I'm talking about the OIG Yard Switcher. BNSF 4714 shoves a long cut of baretables back into the yard.
An eastbound passes above a westbound at dawn.
An eastbound passes the tie train assembling the new third main.
Continuing on its journey west, BNSF 4714 gets the main as it passes 1044 in the siding at Caliente. The crew of 1044 is out for the roll by.
BNSF 4714 has the main at the south end of Woodford as it descends the Tehachapi Mountains past BNSF 5456.
An orange BNSF Dash-9 spoils an almost all red & silver warbonnet consist of a mid-morning eastbound doublestack train at Mojave.