Celebrating 21.5 years of near continuous service across the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway system (and beyond). I present to you, BNSF C44-9W #4997, recorded at Hobart Yard, Los Angeles, ... (more)
BNSF 8327 West, first one down the steep route (main 3) along BNSF's Cajon Pass, just minutes after the track inspector cleared it for operation after the previous day's snowfall.
BNSF 7021 East, rear DP on a loaded Herzog ballast train shoving uphill past the railfan famed 'Hill 58.2', on BNSF's Cajon Pass route after a "once in 10 year" snowfall the day before.
BNSF 8061 West winding its way downgrade along the original ATSF mainline (now Main 3) right of way below Silverwood, on BNSF's Cajon Sub after 4-6 inches of fresh power fell the day before.
BNSF 5183 West seen snaking down a steeper main 3 stretch of mountain grade along BNSF's Cajon Sub below Silverwood, after a fresh multi-inch blanket of snowfall the previous day.
BNSF 5378 witnessed soaking in some late afternoon sunlight (in need of a good tan...) with departing storm clouds in the background at Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, Nov 21, 2019.
Late afternoon light shimmers off the fresh paint of an equally freshly rebuilt GP40X, now blue carded as a GP25X at BNSF's Commerce Diesel Service facility in Commerce, CA. Unit was originally AT... (more)
Witnessed at Los Angeles, CA, Saturday the 16th of February, 2019. Basking in sunny, yet cool (for California) 55° air and very late afternoon solar rays. BNSF 1309 and 1310, sequentially numbered... (more)
MRL 4403, MRL 4402 on the L-M nearly through passing (off in the far distance) the site of a 40+ loaded coal car derailment just west of Columbus, MT along the Yellowstone River
MRL 4311, MRL 4404 on the "M-L" snaking around the west bends of Lombard Canyon. Just a few miles down stream from the Missouri River headwaters.
After cresting the ~3800' Summit, BNSF 4886 West with it's 10,000' stack train in tow now rounds the big curves of the upper Cajon Bowl as the remains of an overnight snow storm cling to the highe... (more)
BNSF 7110 leading the Z-SBDALT7-27 up the snow dusted hillsides along Cajon Pass after the winter's first and probably only snowfall to reach this low ~3000' elevation.
Basking in warm So Cal winter sunlight, a pair of BNSF NRE Gensets await their turns at Commerce Diesel Service.
BNSF 8267 West, G-SLGBAR8-22A with ethanol tanks mixed in the grain hopps. Struggling up the east side of the Goff grade at MP 599.0, or near Bannock.