A trio of BNSF Green and Cream SD70MACs lead a westbound manifest freight across the causeway west of Cleveland, North Dakota, just as the sunrise breaks over the hills.
Fifty four cars roll North behind a quartet of 4 EMD's, passing a lonely crossbuck in the North Dakota countryside.
BNSF's Grace City Local rolls West with a short train over the spectacular trestle in Luverne.
Oil empties roll West to Trenton, ND for another load of Bakken crude, with lost coal power doing the dirty work.
Bakken crude oil loads for the CSX and ultimately St John in New Brunswick (Canada!) cross the spectacular Great Northern creation over Lake Ashtabula.
The Mighty Missouri looms in the background while a SD45 and three SD50F's lead the Northbound wayfreight through Washburn.
#372, a loaded grain train, hustles past the photogenic barn in Logan behind a trio of EMD's.
On the first of October, DMVW wayfreight #136 rocks and rolls on the ex-Soo Line rail with 60 cars in tow.
A BNSF westbound manifest has just passed the siding of Antelope as it heads towards the waning sunlight and a late uncut crop of spring wheat on 8/1/12.
Two SD60M's storm up the half percent grade on a fine Autumn afternoon with a 51 car Ross Turn in tow.
A Great Northern F7 wears the Big Sky Blue color scheme while its mate is in the simplified orange and olive. I was on a USAF trip escorting the Thunderbirds with our C-130E from Langley AFB, Virg... (more)
Nothing runs like a Deere (or EMD's!). Four EMD's lead the wayfreight through North Dakota's countryside on a fine Fall evening.
Trundling through the Northern Plains, DMVW 5418 leads three more EMD's on train #136, the Bismarck to Max wayfreight, passing an abandoned elevator in Coleharbor.
Wayfreight #136 from Bismarck to Max arrives in Underwood and has started what would be two hours worth of switching out Bakken oil field related products - lots and lots of fracking sand.
The hogger on #136 notches out his EMD ponies to climb out of Coleharbor. Sure wish the train wasn't a shorty!