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)