All 3 of DMVW's SD45's clear out some carbon as they lead a loaded corn train up the hill after entering the BNSF Jamestown Sub at McKenzie, ND 7/30/12. The train had been idling all weekend in Na... (more)
Fifty loads of North Dakota corn are lifted up a .4% grade, which was just enough for Engineer Schmaltz to give hell to his trio of ex Wisconsin Central SD45's, utilizing trackage rights over the ... (more)
Caboose on the rear of coal empties heading west on the former NP line across North Dakota.
This DP shoves hard on the back of a DEEX load for Superior as the sunrise begins to light the sky on a cold morning. The train is 20 miles east of Mandan on their way towards Dilworth, MN and poi... (more)
A DEEX Superior load races past a parked DMVW local at Mckenzie. This local has a couple of DMVW's newer power, 2 ex-Wisconsin Central SD45's trailing. The DMVW runs over BNSF'S Jamestown Sub betw... (more)
A Dakota Missouri Valley and Western local sits and waits for BNSF traffic to pass before getting a warrant to run back into Bismark, ND with 50 loads. This Portage, WI empty has alittle variety i... (more)
With the last BNSF train bye, the DMVW gets into position to shove out onto the Jamestown sub for the run west to MP 194 near Bismark, ND. 3 units and 50 loads for the trip west.
An eastbound coal train with BNSF 9206 in consist comes around the large curve in McKenzie and in so doing wraps around a 52-car Dakota, Missouri Valley & Western (DMVW) corn train stopped on that... (more)
As this 103-car eastbound coal train near McKenzie illustrates, one advantage of a flat, relatively treeless landscape like the one found near the McKenzie Slough is the opportunity to get unobstr... (more)
A 110-car loaded unit soybean train from Breckenridge, MN to Seattle, WA derailed 20 cars today just west of McKenzie, closing the heavily used Jamestown sub. The cause of this derailment was foun... (more)