Lyon Valley Northern

This site is designed to promote the hobby of ferroequinology. It also provides an opportunity to show the development of the "Lyon Valley Northern": an HO railroad featuring CN and BNSF action in the West. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or comments at

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Powder River Basin Railfan Trip

Wyoming is home to one of the most interesting railroad experiences I have ever had. Powder River Basin is the location of the Orin Sub which is a joint owned four track main running north south between Douglas and Gillette. Over 100 trains a day service the open pit coal mines. Names like Black Thunder and Antelope are but a few. UP enters and exits from the south and BNSF enters and exits from the north. Click to enlarge photos.


Blogger Steve Watson said...

Those would be the coal drags (full or empty, depending on direction) I saw going through Rochelle and Galesburg, back when I was going to that neck of the woods a lot.

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