Just after sunrise, BNSF's Saint Cloud to Northtown Local bridges the partially frozen Mississippi River in downtown Saint Cloud, MN. The train originated at the former Great Northern yard but in... (more)
Two Geeps idle near the servicing tracks as the East Local arrives on the main in the distance. BNSF 2962 is a rebuilt GP35, originally built for the B&O.
Right at sunrise, the Devils Lake local rolls out of Grand Forks to begin its work out west. This is currently the only freight operation west of Larimore due to the high water west of Devils Lake... (more)
The Mayville Local cruises westward over the Freshwater Coulee. This train typically departs Grand Forks on Monday and Thursday mornings, but it was held back today, allowing for this angle.
The return leg of the Grand Forks to Cass Lake turn rolls around the curve through East Grand Forks on a very pleasant August evening.
After a few nights in the Dassel siding, the East Local finally returns to Willmar with 40 cars for the yard.
BNSF 2962 along with BNSF 2240 (GP38-2) and BNSF 4235 (B23-7) power the "Noyes local" east thru East Grand Forks, MN shortly after departing Grand Forks, ND yard on a cold December high-plains mor... (more)