It's just after sunrise as a frac sand train rolls southward from Snowden, MT, on the Sidney line. The head end of the train has entered North Dakota, while the tail end remains in Montana.
Happy Friday the 13th. After making a setout on the industry track, an eastbound roadswitcher out of Williston was impacted by the setout rolling back out onto main 2 due to a lack of hand brakes.... (more)
After the CP-BNSF transfer clears out of the way, a loaded BNSF frac sand train accelerates westward past the Minot Amtrak station.
A nearly matching pair of east-coasters sticks its nose out under a Minot pedestrian bridge as it sorts out a string of autoracks.
With a Southern Belle third out, an eastbound stack train slides around the S-curve and bursts into the sunlight at Epping. The original track alignment through town can be seen running out of the... (more)
A trio of Heritage II Dash 9s slices under the overpass at Epping with a westbound stack train.
A pair of GEs tugs a westbound stack train into the hole at Nashua for a meet with an eastbound empty crude train.
A pair of GEVOs brings up the rear of a loaded coal train as it grinds eastward up the hill near Sully Springs.
Crawling westward through a slow order is an intermodal train just west of the Highway 1804 crossing west of Trenton.
From 2005 through 2013, Watco's Yellowstone Valley Railroad operated the BNSF's Montana routes from Glendive to Snowden and from Bainville to Scobey. Operation headquarters was in Sidney. On July ... (more)
A set of eastern visitors rests crewless in the old yard on the head end of an empty crude train.
An eastbound manifest clears as a westbound grain train rolls past the Minot old yard where crude oil trains are being staged.
A Heritage I Dash 9 leads a manifest off of the Breck line and onto the double-tracked KO Subdivision to head into Fargo for a crew change.
A pair of Heritage I geeps shuffles some cars at the frac sand facility north of Dore.
At around 7:30 PM on July 29, 2013, the eastbound Empire Builder struck a bulldozer at a private crossing west of Trenton. The lead unit, AMTK 21, received heavy damage and was set out on t... (more)