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  1. ...and then an SD70ACe

    ...and then an SD70ACe

    On Monday the BNSF sends an ES44C4 up the Oregon Trunk Sub., and on Wednesday an SD70ACe! A first for me for both models, 2 days apart.Thanks to Warren Root for the heads up.
  2. UP EMD Duo over the Sandy River Bridge

    UP EMD Duo over the Sandy River Bridge

    UP SD70ACE #8363 East leads an hot intermodal train eastbound from Brooklyn Yard to Chicago, IL. It is rather rare that I got to pace a train eastbound out of Portland leaving Brooklyn Yard. Union Pacific has made Brooklyn Yard strictly an intermodal facility while Albina is going to handle...
  3. EMD La Grange

    EMD La Grange

    EMD 90, BNSF 9182 and EMD 91, along with the shop switcher around back at La Grange.
  4. UP Ballast train at Fields

    UP Ballast train at Fields

    UP SD70M 4625 and UP SD70ACe 8590 duck under the cantilever signal bridge at the North switch of Fields on UP's Cascade Crossing
  5. Kansas City Southern

    Kansas City Southern

  6. UP Meet in Cascan

    UP Meet in Cascan

    UP 8595 leads its Northbound Z train past the DPU of a stopped Southbound manifest. At this time that day, it was raining. However, later that day the rain turned to snow, and by the next morning there was about 10 inches of the white stuff on the ground making access to Cascan impassiable.
  7. UP 8595

    UP 8595

    I don't know where this unit was in the first few months of its life, but five months after being built it found its way into Bend with a bit of extra paint on it.
  8. UP SD70ACe 1996 in Bend

    UP SD70ACe 1996 in Bend

    Durring the 2008 UP detours on the BNSF Oregon Trunk, the UP 1996 made several visits to Bend. Being one of six Heritage units, and not even on a UP line, it was a treat to us railfans in Bend.
  9. UP 8390 west St. George KS

    UP 8390 west St. George KS

    A rare SD70ACe led coal train heads west at 6:54PM on 9/28/08 definately the best catch so far this fall. A thing to note even though rare this is just proof that it is possible to catch a Heritage Unit on a coal train!
  10. UP 5689 and KCS 4032 at Aikens Station KS

    UP 5689 and KCS 4032 at Aikens Station KS

    The best train of the day is the joint UP-KCS train the line is the Marysville Sub which sees the joint UP-BNSF Jeffrey Energy Center train which cut of to go to that power plant here.
  11. UP 1995

    UP 1995

  12. UP Meet

    UP Meet

    UP SD70Ace #8428 leads a stack train Norhtbound towards the green, while a Southbound waits in the distant siding.
  13. Under the Overpass

    Under the Overpass

    2 MRL SD70ACe's, #4301 & #4302, push a string of cars under a highway overpass into a siding at Garrison.
  14. MRL "ACE's" at Garrison

    MRL "ACE's" at Garrison

    MRL SD70ACe's #4301 & #4202 at Garrison
  15. #4302 @ Garrison

    #4302 @ Garrison

    MRL SD70ACe 34302 rests momentairly while its crew throw a switch in back of the train.
  16. MRL #4302

    MRL #4302

    SD70ACe #4302 at Garrison.
  17. MRL #4301

    MRL #4301

    SD70ACe #4301 at Garrison
  18. Overpowered?


    2 SD70ACe's & 2 SD45's (2nd one not shown in this pic.) swtich cars at Garrison on the western end of Mullan Pass
  19. Switching cars at Garrison

    Switching cars at Garrison

    A trio of MRL flares (2 SD70ACe's & 2 SD45's) switch cars at Garrison, which is the intchange point between Montana Rail Link & the Montana Western (coming up from SilverBow).
  20. BNSF grain at Austin

    BNSF grain at Austin

    A BNSF grain train powered by 3 Dash 9's & an SD70ACe barels down the 2.2% grade towards Helena is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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