In dawn's first light BNSF 7649 and mate have just disconnected from a southbound coal train at Palmer Lake and will now make the journey back to Denver,
A BNSF Railway manifest rolls through Bena, passing the iconic Southern Pacific searchlight signals at Sandcut on its way to northern California from the Midwest.
BNSF ES44DC 7649 leads a Phoenix bound manifest through East Darling.
Every once in awhile, you'll have some good luck... Numerous times on this trip to NAU's orientation, my father and I stopped to photograph trains. Waiting up to two hours to catch one trai... (more)
A Southbound train of empty double stack containers snakes its way out of the "sag" and heads toward the summit of the grade at Palmer Lake.
The end of double track at Bena, CA finds the conductor of a stopped southbound BNSF intermodal train on the ground to give a roll by to a northbound BNSF freight shortly after sunrise on a cool a... (more)
West of Coal City, this stack train is rolling right along through the countryside.
Passing the classy ATSF Searchlights at Sandcut, a westbound Bakersfield destined manifest operates at track speed after successfully making it over Tehachapi Pass.
This is a eastbound stacktrain, passing through the area known as Slaughter House Canyon on the Seligman Subdivision.
An eastbound stack train rolls through the dip at West Darling.
An eastbound empty grain train is only a couple of miles away from the west portal of the Flathead tunnel as it rounds a sweeping curve.
An eastbound empty grain train has little trouble staying at track speed (60 mph) as it works upgrade towards the Flathead tunnel.