Chicago Central had 8 SDP45 on lease for 3 month's. Pulling out the sag from Buffalo creek the SDP45's and one SD45-2 are in 8.
Loads coming in for crew change.
Loads grinding along trying to gain speed on the down hill parts of the run.
Richmond Pacific's ex-MP SW interrupts the flow of Wright Ave. as it drags a cut of black diamonds towards the dockside unloading area. This coal was delivered by UP from West Elk Mine (Arco, CO) ... (more)
BNSF 9936 and BN 9660 wait in the siding at Page Oklahoma for a loaded coal train to pass southbound. This empty coal train will north to Kansas City and then west toward the powder river basin.
Coal loads receive a friendly wave from the ski train crew as it rolls east through a cold Fraser.
This GE puts on a nice smoke show as it departs Livingston for the assault on Bozeman Pass.
Cambria & Indiana RR coal cars are in the consist of a train rolling by on the main. C&I was nowhere near Indiana, the state, but revenues per mile of track for the small RR were the greatest of ... (more)
Another BNSF load of coal headed to the Pacific Northwest is ascending the east slope of Bozeman Pass on Montana Rail Link with a 3 unit manned helper powered by SD70ace/SD40-2/SD70ace shoving on ... (more)
Cresting the summit of Mullan Pass on Montana Rail Link a BNSF coal load destined for Centralia, WA exits the west portal at Blossburg while an eastbound coal empty waits patiently in the siding. ... (more)
Loaded coal train eases through downtown Minneapolis.
Three burners on the head end as coal loads head for Superior.
A southbound coal train rolls through the Air Force Academy as seen through from the former Santa Fe where once a trestle stood. If one looks there are plenty of reminders of the former second tra... (more)
UP coal loads are cresting the hill at Oxford but the horses are more interested in the guy with the camera.
A BNSF coal train rolls south along the Mississippi River near Ilasco, Missouri on glorious October afternoon.