On the first of October, DMVW wayfreight #136 rocks and rolls on the ex-Soo Line rail with 60 cars in tow.
Two SD60M's storm up the half percent grade on a fine Autumn afternoon with a 51 car Ross Turn in tow.
With the helpers on the point, the 46 car Livingston Local makes track speed up Bozeman Pass, passing a patch of wildflowers. You can't beat Montana's scenery!
MRL's Livingston Local returns to town with a short train and two GP35's doing the dirty work.
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!
The late Autumn sun sets over Lake Sakakawea, ending another beautiful day, while DMVW's train 136 trundles North.
At a blazing 7 MPH, three EMD's on the headend and three more on the rear hum up Bozeman Pass with a 133 car LM in tow.
In numerical order, the 6243 and 6242 lead an empty potash train for Moose Jaw, SK by the big red barn in Logan.
Two fresh rebuilds from the CP lead an empty potash train through the small hamlet of Velva. It's obvious that the first day of Fall is just around the corner!
Livingston helpers assist two GP35's and a SD35 on the 841 Local up Bozeman Pass. Sure wish the GP's were leading!
BNSF's Pasco-Galesburg hugs the Missouri River deep in Lombard Canyon.
The MRL 332 was originally built as an EL SDP45, but in 1973 was wrecked and the long hood became that of a SD45-2. The beast can still be seen pounding the ex Northern Pacific rails in Montana, j... (more)