With a fresh crew onboard, BNSF 9669 begins its 185 mile journey from Denver to La Junta, CO on the route known as the "North Loop". With the Denver skyline in the background, this 17,7... (more)
A Holcomb, KS bound coal train climbs the grade out of Fort Morgan as it crosses over the CB&Q bridge at Bijou Creek with an ex-BN executive painted SD70MAC leading.
BNSF 9669 heads down the shelf between Crest and Roggen as it powers through the rural farmlands of eastern Colorado.
BNSF 9669 leads a North Antelope Mine to Holcomb, KS (Sunflower Electric Power Plant) coal train across Barr Lake as it approaches Denver.
BNSF 9669 leads a North Antelope Mine to Holcomb, KS (Sunflower Electric Power Plant) coal train up the slight grade out of Keenesburg, CO. Even though the grade is only 0.7% at this location, coa... (more)
Quiet Sunday at Newcastle Yard.
On the gorgeous spring morning of Sunday, April 2, 2023, southbound coal train CKCSH cruises by a pasture near Bunch, OK. Leading is EMD SD70MAC number 9669, one of BNSF's "executive" units.
BNSF 9669 coming out of the sag at Cedar Gap.
A Once Common Sight... An overcast afternoon in Merrill, MS finds us trackside along CN’s Beaumont Subdivision for run-though BNSF coal load CN C704. These coal sets are loaded at the Powder Riv... (more)
A faded warrior of an older era in railroading leads a loaded coal train onto the power plant spur, completing its journey from the mines of Wyoming.
Not many SD70MACs have remained in active s... (more)
A former BN SD70MAC leads coal empties West through Highlands.
The Angora helpers drift downgrade near Northport, NE in the late evening.