With a fresh crew, a loaded grain train departs Forsyth under a late afternoon thunderstorm.
I was able to catch this BNSF Stockton to Denver, or Stockton to Provo manifest, coming off the Shafter Subdivision. This is the old Western Pacific causeway on the Great Salt Lake. This eastbound... (more)
214 rolls South past 11th ST in Salisbury, NC with BNSF power
A colorful lashup visits the Virginia Piedmont
While we were chasing the MRL Day Gas Local, we overheard on the radio a member of track department get denied a track authority due to a pair of westbounds and an eastbound. In lieu of continuing... (more)
Near Klondike - A westbound JB Hunt infused stack train rounds the curve out of West Siberia and approaches Klondike on the uphill side of the Needles Subdivision track that ascends the eas... (more)
A lucky break in the clouds lined up with the arrival of this bare table on the BNSF Marceline Sub.
BNSF 8230 (SD75M) still looking good in the lead role while pulling a freight and generating revenue.
With the climb over Mullan Pass behind them, two former Santa Fe SD75Ms and a "peach" Dash 9 start the descent westward to Garrison with a five unit helper set of MRL SD70ACes cut in 78 deep.
A pair of veteran ex-Santa Fe Warbonnets (along with a hidden H2 Dash 9) leads a short but heavy concrete train north into Palmer Lake. Nice to catch these SD75Ms leading trains again!
A day of clouds, the sun pops out for 10 seconds just in time for the Warbonnet leader of CHCSSE to be lit up. 60 seconds after the picture was taken it began to rain.
Three warbonnet SD75M's are incharge of this Midwest Energy coal train
With 120 coal loads for Midwest Energy these three ex Santa Fe SD75M's waist no time at all.
You wouldn't know it by looking at this power, but this is not a coal train. Rather, it's the high priority Lincoln, NE - Dilworth, MN manifest, hitting the diamonds across the KO Sub and joining... (more)
With an amazing amount of power on this train (6 units). BNSF 8230 leads a power move and coal empties to the west.