Coal Over Crawford Hill
Hill is located on the busy BNSF Butte Subdivision, a key part of BNSF’s Inner Coal Loop, in the northwestern part of
Nebraska. The Butte Subdivision of BNSF’s Powder River Division spans Alliance, Nebraska, milepost 365, and Edgemont,
South Dakota, milepost 476.
Crawford Hill is the name of a helper district with an average 1.1% eastbound grade between
Crawford, Nebraska, at an elevation of 3,678 feet, and Belmont, Nebraska at 4,499 feet.
During our visit to Crawford
Hill, we made stops at Crawford milepost 423, Crawford Overpass, Saw Log Road, and four vantage points of the Upper Horseshoe
Curve. Additional stops were made at Breezy Point, the double s-curves at milepost 411.6, and Belmont, milepost 409.
This is a sit back
and turn up the volume DVD with informative captions and narration. 16 x 9 Widescreen Viewing Format.
DVD + R media format
and Hi-Definition Blu-ray. Dolby Digital Audio.
Run time: 2 hrs. – 26 min.