If there is a certainty in chasing Jordan Spreaders is they will need maintaining often. They are mostly old and take a beating. Here DMVW 124 is getting worked on so we moved on to find a Russ... (more)
Rolling through the grasslands and wheat fields of North Dakota, Dakota, Missouri Valley & Western’s “wayfreight” is southbound just south of Falkirk Mining Junction on August 31, 2018. Powering t... (more)
A coal train bound for Spritwood has just finished loading 47 car here at the Falkirk Mine. The train will now head down to Coal Creek Junction to pickup a 3rd "kicker" unit from the no... (more)
The trailing SD45 (DMVW 7517) on this loaded corn train puts out a bit of smoke as its notched up coming into Falkirk ND.
After spending the night shutdown on the Falkirk house track, this four unit light power set is fired up and runs the short distance to the Coal Creek Station spur. There, the two non cowl units ... (more)
Ice crystals fill the sky and create a sun dog around the setting sun, while DMVW 5439 North rocks and rolls on the early 20th century Soo Line jointed rail after serving the Blue Flint Ethanol Pl... (more)
The wayfreight has setout 14 corn loads for the ethanol facility and pulls a handful of mash and ethanol back towards the main. The Coal Creek Station, owned by Great River Energy, opened in 1981 ... (more)
DMVW 5439 North battles the whipping wind and blowing snow on a bitterly cold Winter afternoon. Wind chills down to -25!
On the first of October, DMVW wayfreight #136 rocks and rolls on the ex-Soo Line rail with 60 cars in tow.
With the family in the truck anxiously awaiting to get home, I took a few seconds to roster the ex-CNW GP35 holding the mainline. Truck, built 2011. GP35, built 1965... Lets see which one will las... (more)
On New Years Eve, two GP's mingle on the mainline awaiting service on a very warm afternoon.
An ex-WC, nee-BN SD45 idles on the mainline on the point of an empty unit train on New Years Eve.
The leader of a trio of wide cab GP40-2's sits off the DMVW main tied down near Coal Creek Junction.
With a mid December snowstorm in full force, the local grabs a wedge plow before picking up the rest of their train just south of here.