From alliance, nebraska, bnsf's sand hills subdivision moves high volumes of powder river basin coal to the east and other regions. In this program, you'll see trains from a variety of locations, mainly on the western (and more scenic) portion of the line. Then on the butte subdivision, heavy, loud & intense would be the best way to describe the trains as they climb for 14 miles out of crawford, and are challenged by the pine ridge escarpment & the double horseshoe of crawford hill. Trains that often exceed 15,000 tons face a grade of 1.55 percent, and manned helpers are required. Videographer dan millette recorded the drama in full high definition video from earth-shaking ground level shots to beautiful panoramic overlooks!