Photo By: Kevin Morgan

It is impressive watching the dispatcher organize all the trains in the Powder River Basin. During my visit, it seemed that westbound (geographic northbound) empties ran on Main 2 (second track from the right) while loads split up the other three tracks. Here, a BNSF load approaches on Main 4 and you can see a UP load approaching three miles in the distance on Main 1.
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Posted By Webmaster On Thursday, August 25, 2011 At 3:19:03 PM (PT)

Paul, the train was indeed running with DPUs...two of them on the tail end to be exact. They were probably making about 25 MPH right here.

Posted By Paul E Bowler On Thursday, August 25, 2011 At 3:16:47 AM (PT)

I know it's the foreshortening effect of the camera lens, but I sure hope there's some big power back in the train pushing up the hill - #5972 and sister are not strong enough on their own!

Posted By Michael Tonne On Tuesday, July 26, 2011 At 7:18:18 AM (PT)

Super shot, really like all the action even if isn't in the background.

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Saturday, July 23, 2011
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Location Information
City or County and State
Bill, WY

Orin (BNSF)

Milepost or Control Point
MP 75

Train Information
Unit Number
BNSF 5972

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