A scene straight from the 90’s, a pair of BNSF SD70MAC’s lead 222 to Charlotte as they pass under the old Southern Boxcar signals that stand in the town of Lowell.
NS 222 makes a northbound run in Easley, SC with the BNSF #8988 EMD SD70MAC leading the way along with the BNSF #8977 EMD SD70MAC trailing 2nd & BNSF #6224 GE ES44C4 trailing 3rd.
Three types of BNSF coal power is used for this empty train as it rounds a sweeping curve just west of Lake Park. The paint on that GEVO isn't fairing too well. The end of the train can be seen ... (more)
The sun makes an appearance in Hawley as coal empties from Xcel Energy cruise west.
Each of BNSF's primary coal hauling locomotives is represented in the consist of this westbound empty coal train seen between Lake Park and Hawley, MN.
This coal load has been working downhill pretty much since departing Creston 13 miles ago, but now will start working its way out of the Thompson River Valley towards Murray, 6 miles away. The Tho... (more)
Loaded BNSF coal train waits for a crew as a switcher does some work in the background.
Waiting for clear.