One of the local hump sets at BNSF's Northtown Yard shoves cars over the hump into the classification bowl below on a nice fall morning, as the Minneapolis skyline looms in the background.
A crude oil train snakes its way into BNSF's Northtown Yard, while the BNSF track geometry train readies for departure and carman work an inbound train.
Two sets of once proud road units pass, now relegated to hump service in BNSF's Northtown Yard on the north side of Minneapolis, MN.
A nice unlikely surprise, the older leading the newer. An SD40-2 leads an ET44AH on a BNSF autorack train through the Twin Cities, just leaving Northtown yard.
CSX SD40-2 8369, along with ET44AH #3306, leads the Blue Island, IL to Minot, ND autorack train through Fridley, MN on a perfect summer evening.
An ex Santa Fe warbonnet leads the Grand Forks manifest through Osborne Road in Fridley after being stopped twice trying to get into Northtown. A little note you can see the engineer about to give... (more)
A pair of SD60Ms lead the Superior to Northtown freight past the Fridley Northstar Station, with a BN veteran on point.
A few BNSF SD70MAC's are starting to show up recently as seen by this Grand Forks-Northtown train.
Superior-Northtown eases down the Material Yard Lead track as it approaches Interstate.
Superior WI coal emtpy.
EMD demonstrators 1063 and 1064 leading the Superior Northtown passes Interstate as it slows to enter the R yard.
A view of BNSF's Northtown Yard and the General Mills plant outside Minneapolis, from the air. (Helicopter, not drone)
A southbound taconite train loaded at U.S. Steel's Keewatin Taconite operation located on Minnesota's Iron Range makes it through the station at Fridley on a pleasant Sunday afternoon.
Another mixed freight rolls towards the BNSF Northtown yard which is a few more miles away. The train is passing through the Fridley station which was built for the Northstar commuter line that ru... (more)
Northstar 603 comes screaming into the Fridley station as a SD40-2 leads a mixed freight along and into the BNSF Northtown yard a few miles up the line.