The day after a snowstorm dumped 12 inches of snow in the area, the OTVR wayfreight finds a drift at one of the many farm crossings on the prairie. They'd shortly stop and set out their train of ... (more)
The day after a snowstorm dumped 12 inches of snow in the area, the OTVR wayfreight has finished their work and heads home toward Fergus Falls for the night, but not before clearing some plow ridg... (more)
A ratty old timer fronts the daily Otter Tail Valley Railroad interchange train as it reverses eastward into BNSF's Dilworth Yard. OTVR 4021 has passed through many hands, built for B&O, later own... (more)
OTVR 181 brings a transfer freight past Hoffmann Avenue in October of 1991.
With a 50s era GP9 leading the way, the local heads back to Fergus Falls over the south fork of the Buffalo River on a chilly, but clear, winter afternoon.
Ethanol tanks for the plant at Fergus Falls venture across the frozen western Minnesota landscape just north of Baker.
My last shot of the day and of the OTVR 1483 was appropriately a backlit sunset shot south of Lawndale. Originally built for the Nickel Plate Road almost 60 years ago, this veteran of the rails h... (more)
The Otter Tail Valley Railroad's high hood GP9 leads a train of ethanol tanks south on their former Great Northern line from Moorhead to Fergus Falls, MN. They're seen crossing the south branch o... (more)
After Santa's first appearance of the day, the Otter Tail Valley Railroad crew awaits their departure from Barnesville, MN. Besides this show, they'd also stop in Rothsay and Fergus Falls. Hats o... (more)
OTVR 1483 brings their Santa Train into Fergus Falls for the last showing of the day. Once a busy GN line, the tracks here only see a few trains a week. Mostly grain and ethanol, as well as BNSF g... (more)
After some switching in Dilworth with BNSF and industries in Moorhead, the usual OTVR GPs head back to Fergus Falls near Sabin.
Otter Tail Valley power headed back to fergus falls light after delivering grain and mixed freight to Dilworth where they interchange with the BNSF.
Two current workhorses of the Otter Tail Valley Railroad roll southeast out of Moorhead en route back home to Fergus Falls after spotting an empty Otter Tail Power coal train for interchange with ... (more)
Fresh from repainting this geep is believed to be the first G&W scheme locomotive to be assigned to OTVR, a former Rail America property in western Minnesota.
Fresh from repainting this geep is headed for a former Rail American property in western Minnesota.