Growing Up From Santa? - Special Happens
J is into trains. Really into trains. Sometimes when he’s off balance and nothing seems to be working to help him find some calm, I pack all the kids in the car and we drive. The favored route being the one that lines a major route of our city, and happens to have two, sometimes three lines of train tracks. Almost always, we find trains. …
BNSF 6115 Burlington Northern Santa Fe EMD SD9 at Alliance, Nebraska by Mike Danneman
High quality photograph of Burlington Northern Santa Fe EMD SD9 # BNSF 6115 at Alliance, Nebraska, USA.
BNSF 8299 east in Rochelle, Illinois on December 5,2010.
Loaded grain train, GAGMBRC8-01A, with 3 SD75I/M's 8299,8287,8208. This was a good catch in 2010, this is along BNSF's Aurora sub.
BNSF 4565 leads a eastbound intermodal through Joliet, IL as the sun finally emerges. Things don't seem much different now than in the past, but UD Tower is closing May 3rd. With that, the classic signal bridge seen here will be decommissioned and razed, and the track the train is on will soon belong to the UP. BNSF main 2 will be between the track the train is on, and the main to the right.
BNSF C-ALNMEK-1-19 at Cameron, IL
After clearing 170th St. in Cameron, IL the Distributed Power units (DPU) of BNSF C-ALNMEK-1-19 (Alliance,NE-Memphis,TN/NS) in command by the head motor notch down as the train approaches the BNSF Galesburg Yard limit after proceeding off the BNSF Ottumwa Sub (MP-164.64) during the late afternoon hours. The loaded TVA coal bucket will continue on through the yard where it will get on the BNSF Brookfield Sub for St. Louis, MO. This Tennessee Valley Authority coal train that got the load from…
BNSF ES44C4 6720 Livingston Montana
BNSF ES44C4 6720 holds the main with a westbound tank train as it sits in front of the train station at Livingston, Montana on August 19, 2019. A helper set is being placed in the middle of the train as it prepares to head top the hill to Bozeman Pass. The second unit is FMX SD70ACE 4042, which has wandered far from its normal assignments in Texas and Mexico. Photo by James E. Lewnard D19/08/106
2003-09-17 1830 BNSF 8276 Rosebud, MT
We checked out Devils Tower and Mt Rushmore then headed back to the BNSF Forsyth Sub. Here at Rosebud we took advantage of Rt 446 highway bridge over the tracks and the Yellowstone River to photograph a westbound empty hopper train heading to the Powder River for loading.
BNSF 1929 Spruce 4 Mar 19
BNSF 1929 leads the southbound Pikes Peak Local at Spruce, CO and by the rescue unit located on the stub track there. BNSF will oftentimes park locomotives on the south side of Castle Rock, here at Spruce, and in Palmer Lake to be there in case anything has trouble making the grade into Palmer Lake.
BNSF 554 Fisher 16 Mar 08
BNSF 554 leads the westbound M-SUPMIN (Superior, WI - Minot, ND) through Fisher, MN 22 hours after it had brought its counterpart east. Unlike my last B40-8W upload, this particular unit looks like it went to battle with an acid rain storms. Not sure why some warbonnet paint held up better than others, but natty-looking was common on these units.
BNSF 4689 Roaring Uphill
e071126c058a-wb Benson, Arizona November 2007 Read more about part 15 of our Arizona and New Mexico vacation Copyright 2007 by Jim Frazier. All Rights Reserved. This may NOT be used for ANY reason without consent. See www.jimfrazier.com for more information.
Ryder Cup train in the Rain
BNSF may not be a passenger railroad, but for a few hours this evening, the Topeka Sub was sure acting like one. In just about two hours, I was able to photograph three separate "passenger" trains, and interestingly, I only knew of one of them ahead of time. The other two were surprises, which is always nice to come across. Here's the BNSF 7060 leading the O WAZTOP1 03A, the inbound Ryder Cup train. I photographed this in the rain at mp44, a few miles east of Tecumseh, KS.