Last of the BN by Jeff Carlson Via Flickr: One of the last SD70MACs built for the Burlington Northern (#9708, built 12-1995) suns itself in Topeka, KS on the former business car track, on one of the first quasi-sunny days in quite some time.
The 9708 is power for the Kansas Power & Light coal train, which delivers its train to plants in both Lawrence and Tecumseh (Topeka).
Ringling Brothers Circus Train in San Clemente by Dave Toussaint Via Flickr: View in FULL size. The Ringling Brothers Circus Train, RBBX, makes it’s way from San Diego to Los Angeles. Here it approaches the San Clemente Pier along the Pacific Coast in California. The RBBX Train is the longest passenger train in the United States at about one mile in length.
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Crossing the Missouri by Jeff Carlson Via Flickr: BNSF 4000 West leads a westbound oil train across the new bridge over the Missouri River at Plattsmouth, NE. This train had come north on the St. Joe Sub and turned west at Pacific Jct. in Iowa, which is amazingly visible in the background, some 4 miles east of here.
Of note, the 4000 had been involved in a 2012 oil-based wreck, but in this case it struck a truck full of it, and the results can be seen here: <a href=“http://bnsfsd70.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3189331” rel=“nofollow”>bnsfsd70.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3189331</a>
BNSF Variety in Topeka by Jeff Carlson Via Flickr: One of the last SD70MACs built for the Burlington Northern (#9708, built 12-1995) suns itself in Topeka, KS on the former business car track, while the recently arrived LNG test set hangs out by the shops.
The 9708 is power for the KPL coal train, while the 5815 and 9131 arrived in Topeka last week after cold-weather testing in MN and ND concluded.