Monday, November 08, 2010

Westbound BNSF Railway unit coal train. Riverside Illinois. October2006.

I phototographed this empty westbound BNSF Railway unit coal train passing through west suburban Riverside Illinois, one lovely autum morning back in October of 2006.

We are on location at the Riverside Illinois Metra commuter rail station. The morning rush hour commuting period is just about over, and the railroad dispatcher is now putting freight trains out on the line.

The D.E.E.X reporting marks, on the aluminum high side coal hopper cars, indicate that this train is from the Detroit Edison Power Company in the State of Michigan. It is viewed enroute back to the coal mines in Wyoming's Powder River Basin area.

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