A greenie weenie and a Catfish make easy work of the 1 percent grade out of Minot with a 2800 ton stacks and rack train in tow.
The second section of the Ray/Ross Turn returns to Minot with four EMD's on the point hauling the 67 car local over the Des Lacs Reservoir.
The sun has set on the prairies of North Dakota, and three Oakway's idle in the siding at Aylmer tied down awaiting a dogcatch crew.
With the EMD in the proper position ahead of the two GE's, a light 4900 ton Dilworth, MN to Pasco, WA manifest makes track speed up the near 1% grade out of Minot.
Three Oakway SD60's idle in the siding at Aylmer on the BNSF KO Subdivision leading a 13,000 ton M NTWSNO1 under a sky full of stars.
Two shades of SD60M's lead a Chicago to Tacoma vehicle train through the flat yet undulating terrain of North Dakota on a clear Autumn afternoon.
A SD60M duo leads a Chicago to Tacoma vehicle train over the Gassman Coulee Trestle.
Power for the Minot Roadswitcher sits on the diesel service track awaiting the next call to get back to switching.
BNSF 1122 East trots through the small town of Des Lacs at the 70MPH track speed with a mere 6200 feet of stacks and racks rolling over the undulating terrain of North-Central North Dakota.
Two big six axles have 105 empty wells on the drawbars while coasting along the Carquinez Straits. The wells, originating in Oakland, CA are ultimately destined for Seattle, WA on an intermodal-re... (more)
With the 1% grade in the distance and a past thought, three Dash 9's have 99 empty tanks up to 55MPH rolling though the small hamlet of Des Lacs.
The DPU of a Stanley, ND to Sapulpa, OK loaded crude oil train is heavy in dynamics assisting the two headend motors on holding back 99 loads on the near 1% grade dropping into the Souris River Va... (more)
CP 8821 rumbles over N. Main Street in downtown Minot, passing the old Soo Depot that is now a railroad museum.
Two 8200's lead a short twelve car Ray Turn (formally the Ross Local over the Gassman Coulee trestle as Fall color starts to settle into the Trestle Valley.
Returning to the Baaken for more crude oil, three Dash 9's lead a Sapulpa, OK to Stanley, ND oil empty across the Gassman Coulee Trestle.