Beginning to ramp up speed as BNSF 7747 is about to duck under Highway 169 and continue on south with taconite pellets made at the U.S. Steel Keewatin plant on a nice afternoon.
On the move southbound after loading taconite pellets at the U.S. Steel Keetac plant at Keewatin, MN.
The other taconite hauler in NE Minnesota is the BNSF. They are a much tougher target as most of the Casco Sub runs through swamps and there aren't roads close or nearby. Here a train from the U.... (more)
BNSF's Kaiser Hauler sails west through Rialto in between passenger traffic enroute to Fontana via Metrolink's San Gabriel Subdivision.
The 1000 BN Dock Job brings a couple GEVOs to Watson Yard as they pass an encampment along the McFarland Lead.
Just before 7am, BNSF 7747 leads this eastbound San Diego to Clovis rack train as it dodges early morning shadows at Silverwood.
In all my years railfanning this is the first time I've been able to catch this elusive train moving east on the Cushenbury Lead. Three 7700 series GEVO's move along this jointed rail track at an ... (more)
The Greatest Show on Earth...the Ringling Brothers circus train heads south through the broad curve at Monolith.
The Ringling Brothers circus train is about to enter Tehachapi Loop, southbound on the UP Mojave Sub.
Beautiful red rock towers over BNSF 7747 as it's rear train helpers come into view. It's all downhill to Provo, so these helpers are more for braking then pushing.
The streets of Marion undergo construction as the trees change colors to make this an all around enjoyable scene.