Sometimes you need to make your own subject. After failing to find any kind of train action, I had to resort to shooting the crossbucks protecting a rural grade crossing west of Cass Lake as the ... (more)
"Uhhhh, dispatcher... the switches aren't cleared." Well, actually they were cleared a couple hours before. The crew arrived to find the switches completely drifted over. The crew was talking t... (more)
As severe storms move across Northwestern Minnesota, I was able to get some lightning action while staying dry. The storms were moving SW-NE and brought some very strong winds. It took many atte... (more)
The M-GFDSUP sits on the east end of the yard with 2 newly released SD60M's leading them. The leader here, BNSF 8149, is the only BNSF SD60M that sports the H2 scheme with triclops style windows.
After heavy cloud cover all day, a small sliver opened up right before sunset, casting warm evening light over this DPU GEVO on the BNSF Lakes Sub. Even though there was no storm, it sure made fo... (more)
As the sun sets over coal loads in the Cass Lake Yard, the low sun angle and clean locomotives make for a brilliant glint shot. This would be the last train of the day photographed on an epic adv... (more)
The nice thing about having the section crew based right in Cass Lake, the yard switches are normally cleared off promtply after a snowfall. This SD70ACe is parked on the main waiting for a crew ... (more)
It took several days for this shot the develop... first was the snowfall, second was the blowing and drifting, third was the sun, and the fourth and most difficult was having a train! The first t... (more)
Dust off your shoulders and get back to work... snow accumulates on top of this GE as the train was obviously doing some drift busting out west.
Skirting along the frozen shores of Pike Bay, this coal drag is trying to gain speed for the run up Cuba Hill.
The first train in days to roll on the Grand Forks Sub is about to disturb the quiet landscape with an explosion of snow. We received about 14" of snow over Christmas.
An early season snowfall has blanketed the area with an inch of snow, with a couple inches off to the west and north. Winter is my favorite season to photograph, so I didn't waste any time drivin... (more)
The three burners are working hard as they pull their train out far enough to back in to the yard on a nice summer evening.
Coal loads are tied down in the Cass Lake Yard, next to a BNSF work train with CP GEVO's.