As the moon brings light to the very early morning over Lake Ashtabula, a long westbound BNSF Railway intermodal bangs across a 100 year old trestle built by the Great Northern Railway in 1912. W... (more)
Due to a combination of a harsh winter, booming oil industry, and aggressive trackwork, Amtrak's Prized train, the Empire Builder detours over the KO Sub. While the eastbound train 8 still uses i... (more)
Under Construction...Bakken crude destined for Reybold, Delaware coasts down the .6% grade into Des Lacs, ND under the careful control of Engineer Kerry Picek. Kerry is obeying inst... (more)
Under Construction...Engineer Cook has his 13,200 leased ponies in the eighth notch with his heavy South Seattle, WA bound guaranteed service intermodal on the drawbars, while cross... (more)
Bound for Wisconsin Power & Light's power plant in Columbia, Wisc., a SD70MAC/ACe duo slave through the southern portion of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and approach the small tourist communit... (more)
In the last light of the day, NS 8137 and two cousins lead a load of Bakken oil eastward over a rise between Niles and Churchs Ferry on the recently overhauled Devils Lake route.
A load of frac sand for Stanley, ND, flies westward out of Fargo with run-through power in charge.
It's a hot August afternoon as a single fire damaged Dash 9 leads a string of Bakken oil empties westward past a dead eastbound and between the signals at CP 20 in Mapleton.
The jointed rails creek and moan as a manifest freight creeps northwest out of Fargo under ominous looking skies. Due to extreme congestion of eastbound traffic, this train and others are being st... (more)
A Dash 9 tags along on the rear of crude empties as they creep northwest along the 10 MPH rails of the Prosper Subdivision.
A C4 and a 70Mac crawl past the elevator in the sleepy town of Prosper with a string of crude empties. Built in 1912 as part of Great Northern's Surrey cutoff, the portion of the Prosper Subdivisi... (more)
A set of eastern visitors rests crewless in the old yard on the head end of an empty crude train.
It's a hot Friday afternoon as an eastbound BNSF crude oil train passes across the impressive bridge over the Gassman Coulee, nearing the crew change point at Minot.
An eastbound manifest clears as a westbound grain train rolls past the Minot old yard where crude oil trains are being staged.
Empty crude trains are staged at the old yard on a hot afternoon in Minot.