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  1. Boardman Coal @ Austin, Mt.

    Boardman Coal @ Austin, Mt.

    A BNSF Heritage 2 C44-9W leading a loaded Boardman Coal train up the east side of Mullan Pass. This train is passing the east switch of Austin siding. Just behind the power, is the Austin Loops which provide a shot of the train climbing the 2.2% grade..
  2. Eastbound Empty Coal @ Avery, Washington.

    Eastbound Empty Coal @ Avery, Washington.

    Here is a Eastbound Empty Coal train at Avery, Washington. This is going back to the Powder River from Centralia, Washington. I looked at the color version and I thought Black and White would look better on this photo.
  3. UP coal train at Arden,NV.

    UP coal train at Arden,NV.

    Union Pacific C40-8W 9367 leads w/b Long Beach bound coal train CUPLB-11 at Arden,NV. MP.323 on UP's Cima Subdivision (9-12-1993)
  4. Montana Rail Link ACe's

    Montana Rail Link ACe's

    four MRL SD70ACe's make up a helper set on the back of a westbound loaded coal train as it descends the west side of Bozeman Pass through Jackson Creek Canyon
  5. Santa Fe 2612 at Coal City

    Santa Fe 2612 at Coal City

    Santa Fe 2612 heads west through Coal City.
  6. NS 9343 at Coal City

    NS 9343 at Coal City

    NS 9343 heads west through Coal City.
  7. BNSF 7656 at Coal City

    BNSF 7656 at Coal City

    BNSF 7656 heads west through Coal City.
  8. BNSF 5292 at Coal City

    BNSF 5292 at Coal City

    BNSF 5292 heads west through Coal City.
  9. BNSF 7798 at Coal City

    BNSF 7798 at Coal City

    BNSF 7798 heads west through Coal City.
  10. BNSF 4671 at Coal City

    BNSF 4671 at Coal City

    BNSF 4671 heads west through Coal City.
  11. Street Runnin'

    Street Runnin'

    Ohio Central coal train the GLT (Glouster Turn) splits Dresden, Ohio on a right of way right down the middle of a street.
  12. Coal train with a Surprise!

    Coal train with a Surprise!

    A BNSF coal train grinds up hill with a surprise treat MRL F45 as the second unit.
  13. BNSF ex-GP40 new logoed GP38-2 2003 at Coal City

    BNSF ex-GP40 new logoed GP38-2 2003 at Coal City

    Sweet! A new logoed GP38-2 rolls through Coal City with the CHI 102 local.
  14. I think I can, I think I can......

    I think I can, I think I can......

    Loaded coal train beginning to stall on Briaba Bank, due to the sanders not working on the 2 lead locos
  15. CBNS coal train

    CBNS coal train

    The daily CBNS coal train, coming back to Cape Breton empty, with 5 units for power. Interstingly the leader is the only mainline unit owned by CBNS. The rest are leased.
  16. EOT coal

    EOT coal

    Although there's ussually anywhere from 1-30 coal cars up front, a trio often brings up the rear behind the more generic freight such as tankers/boxcars/gondolas. Here's a photo of the same hoppers at the same location heading the other way loaded...
  17. Empty coal train

    Empty coal train

    A freshly patched ex-DEVCO (SCR) coal hopper leads the pack.
  18. Slow day in Cowtown

    Slow day in Cowtown

    Was a fairly slow day in Fort Worth except for these two empty coal trains, who sat together for 15 minutes. BNSF 8960 got the signal first to head to Tower 55 and the UP 6741 got the signal moments later.
  19. It's Hamerhead time!

    It's Hamerhead time!

    NS coal empty train 507 rumbles west thru Port Kennedy PA with her Dash-9 leader running long hood forward.
  20. Curvy train photo

    Curvy train photo

    The rear of a CBNS freight turns a curve as the train drives on the fine line under the hill and above the marsh that leads into the ocean. If you look carefully you'll see a road in the top left corner, I've railfanned that spot before; here is the other view of the same curve...




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