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  • October 12, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,133 views - 2 comments - 0 likes
    by John Parker Photos by Doug Geiger, MMR As BNSF continues to haul record amounts of coal from the Powder River Basin, the Fall River Subdivision often sees up to four coal trains a day. They say the third times the charm... and that...
  • September 6, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,317 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    Part 2 by Ted York photos by the author The A-B-B-A consist of F7s works hard to pull the 1951 Super Chief up the 2.5% grade past Mormon Rocks. At the same time smoke can be seen coming from the freight car brakes as a Santa Fe 3800 class 2-10-2 wo...
  • September 6, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,129 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    Part 1 by Ted York Photos by the author A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train is crossing the wash in front of Mormon Rocks at Pine Lodge. Ted is trying to duplicate this scene on his railroad modeled after Cajon Pass. In the late 1840s...
  • August 8, 2011 - posted by TrainLife Staff - 1,873 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Text and Photography by Gregory A. McCommic BELOW: On May 9, 1997, a BNSF garbage train, guided by an SD40-2, moves through Tunnel 1.5 at North Bonneville, Washington. There are 12 tunnels in a 50-mile section of track on the Washington side of the...
  • July 20, 2011 - posted by TrainLife Staff - 1,782 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Montana in October. Fall's green and gold in Big Sky Country offers this colorful setting for ATSF 5154 as it ushers eastbound MRL train No. 122 over skyline Trestle. When I started reading railroad publications years ago, certain subj...
  • April 19, 2011 - posted by TrainLife Staff - 2,487 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Text and Photography by James E. Gilley Heavy with tank cars from a major corn processing plant, BNSF's Columbus (Nebraska) Local rolls through Staplehurst, Nebraska, in January 1997. Bucking the Trend in Branch Lines For many now,...
  • April 7, 2011 - posted by TrainLife Staff - 2,138 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    By Randy Woods, M.D., and Bob Plough Southbound Thayer Local train No. 91680 aprroaches Cedar Gap, Missouri, on April 27, 1995. An average of 20 to 25 daily trains use the scenic route. Bob Plough photo The St. Louis-San Francisco R...
  • Invalid date - posted by TrainLife Staff - 2,268 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Text and Photography by Bruce Kelly The Pineapple Express Sheltered by the Cascade Range to the west and the Rocky Mountains to the northeast, the Inland Empire region of Spokane, Wash., and neighboring northern Idaho is usually spared...
  • Invalid date - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,660 views - 0 comments - 1 like
      Andrew S. Nelson If railroads didn't change when they needed to, there wouldn't be anymore railroads-anyone who doesn't believe this should take a look at what happened to the Rock Island. Still, I haven't found much to like i...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,242 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
      A string of Dash 9 BNSF Warbonnets charges beneath Miller Road as it passes a grain train. By Joe Faletti Photos by Chris Lane and Randy Lee This is the story of my Coal Valley Burlington Northern Santa Fe and how it came to b...