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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..
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.
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...
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.
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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