The final westbound in a three train parade soars over the frozen Clearwater River between South Haven and Kimball.
The old is leading the new as a GP20C-ECO trails on the wayfreight east of Brooten.
A long hike along frozen Lake Ashtabula gives a good vista of an eastbound Z train crossing the impressive former Great Northern bridge west of Luverne.
The sun is starting to burn off the fog as BNSF keeps running eastbounds toward Fargo. This manifest emerges from a fog bank and passes some nicely frosted trees just west of Mapleton.
A westbound comes through Brooten as the sun gets to work dissipating the fog that formed overnight and left a thick coating of frost on the trees. The third unit is one of the railroad's newer G... (more)
The sparks and smoke are flying as the south rail of this curve is ground back to the proper profile. I've seen these machines parked in various places or in transit, but it's something else to s... (more)
One of Loram's impressive rail grinding machines makes its way into Brooten, working westbound on Canadian Pacific tracks.
As the sun starts to sink to the horizon and shadows lengthen, a westbound Z train curves past the Mississippi Palisades State Park just north of Savanna.
The wayfreight hustles to Brooten through thick fog, passing a frost covered tree along the way.
The wayfreight pulls a couple of ballast cars past the elevator in Belgrade on a very foggy February morning.
A westbound empty unit tank train crosses Lake Ashtabula in nice evening light, seen from beneath one of my favorite trees. Here's the summertime view: Railroad: BNSF RailwayLocomotive: GE ES44ACLocation: Luverne, North Dakota, USALocomotive #: BNSF 6208Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: February 23, 2013
Seen from frozen Lake Ashtabula, an eastbound zipper rushes across BNSF's large bridge west of Luverne.
The view from the surface of Lake Ashtabula on a perfect February afternoon as an eastbound crude oil train soars overhead. Days like this make enduring winters on the northern plains worthwhile.
It's always nice when you hear a train coming within five minutes of arriving at a location like this. A loaded coal train with a brand new SD70ACe trailing soars over the frozen Sheyenne River o... (more)
RP.net contributor Mike Vandenberg's brand new Subaru Crosstrek poses next to a frost covered tree as an eastbound BNSF coal train emerges from the fog just east of Casselton.