Last Stand of the Mainline SD9: For a while in 2005 and 2006 there were several BNSF SD9's that ran in the St. Louis area, and ran in solid sets most of the time too. Today, 3 SD9's are bra... (more)
A southbound, BNSF powered manifest crosses the DuPage River in Plainfield.
The rear dpu on a westbound empty coal train passes the local waiting to proceed east.
ADM coal train crossing the diamonds to get head room before backing into the CN yard.
TRRA Madison Turn makes its way along the elevated track on the north side of downtown Saint Louis, past the now defunct and vacated President Casino.
Fall is fading fast as BNSF 6138 leads a coal empty west through Chesterton
Horses ready to run.
Three SD9s and a GP38-2 have control of the westbound Madison Turn as it approaches Lindenwood Yard.
After heavy cloud cover all day, a small sliver opened up right before sunset, casting warm evening light over this DPU GEVO on the BNSF Lakes Sub. Even though there was no storm, it sure made fo... (more)
This Coal Creek Mine, WY to Rush Tower, MO coal train for Union Electric, is back on the move at Antioch. This train is 18 miles east of Alliance, NE, and still 220 miles west of the next crew cha... (more)
Unit coal train 416 makes it's way past CP194 on the Norfolk Southern Chicago Line. A Loram rail grinding train sits idle on the Toledo Connection.
A southbound coal load behind two brand-new GEVOs passes a UP grain train on the adjacent track.
Only on the BNSF can you find a locomotive nearing 50 years old and still in regular mainline service. Here a trio of ancient SD9's and a GP38 interloper lug a heavy transfer to Lindenwood Yard.
BNSF 6138 leads light power through the LaVergne Plant, ready to back East and down the BRC to gather his train.