Two SD60M's team up to make .8 horsepower-per-ton on a heavy Superior, WI to Williston, ND manifest, loaded up with Bakken bound sand, LPG empties and pipe loads.
Priority manifest traffic from Spokane, WA to Northtown, MN crosses the swollen South Branch Creek on a beautiful Saturday morning.
High priority intermodal traffic from South Seattle to Chicago, IL works hard through Epping, ND and up the .66% grade on the new alignment, passing one of two elevators on the original route thro... (more)
Autoracks from the IHB trot Westbound along the sandstone formations created by what is now the Yellowstone River and past a set of vintage Great Northern searchlights awaiting replacement.
BNSF 4575 passes through Ross North Dakota while a ross to superior grain train gets crewed and CSX crude oil empties bound for Manitou pauses while this intermodal comes roaring up the hill.
Manitou empties crawl over the swollen "Trestle Valley" behind a Brunswick Green painted Penn Central heritage unit.
BNSF's Northgate Local struggles out of Minot with a GP30 body leading the 94 car train.
Crude oil loads coast downhill into the Souris River Valley, passing the old elevator and grain bin in the small once-was community of Lonetree.
Westbound cars and pickups storm through the rural community of Des Lacs, ND on a Summer-like April afternoon in 2012... Unfortunately, April 1st of 2013 won't be that nice - with a 3 foot snowpac... (more)
Engineer Frueh pulls the 6336' Mitchell, IL to Manitou, ND empty oil can out of the Crude Staging Yard and meets the CP Transfer which has shoved out of the transfer track with a Soo Line caboose ... (more)
NS 8101 crosses high above the frozen tundra on the Gassman Coulee Trestle.
The day after my birthday BNSF called a Manitou empty out of Minot with NS 8101 leading... Can't beat it!
NS 1071 pushes on the rear of a Manitou empty, which has successfully climbed the 15 mile hill out of Minot and is up to the 55MPH train speed.
CNJ Heritage assists a Manitou empty up the .6% grade out of Minot on a gorgeous, albeit chilly, Winter afternoon.
NS 1071, the CNJ Heritage SD70ACe, pushes a Manitou bound oil empty over the frozen Des Lacs Reservoir on a chilly Winter afternoon.