A westbound empty coal train takes the siding at East Stokes as it passes through what was once a massive tunnel. The BNSF demolished the tunnel and created the trench in 1998 in order to lengthen... (more)
A 110-car loaded unit soybean train from Breckenridge, MN to Seattle, WA derailed 20 cars today just west of McKenzie, closing the heavily used Jamestown sub. The cause of this derailment was foun... (more)
Those who enjoy the latest power from GE and EMD should head to Alliance. Both ES44ACs and SD70ACes were very common locomotive models on the BNSF in the Nebraska panhandle.
One of the more photographed locomotives on the BNSF roster (due to the unusual, experimental paint scheme), BNSF 9297 leads an eastbound loaded coal train through central Minnesota
A caboose (still in CB&Q colors!) seems to be awaiting its fate at a local scrap metal recycling center Update: The recycling center owns this caboose and currently does not intend to scrap... (more)
A special military train creates a big L as it continues north past the abandoned station of Grande and countryside gradually transitioning from plains to mountains.
Right alongside BNSF's La Junta Subdivision and next to Dodge City's beautiful ex-Santa Fe Depot is this beautiful Santa Fe caboose. The dark sky in the background was provided by a brewing thunde... (more)
To the right of this coal train bound for Superior, WI is the Little Missouri River. The bridge going over it belongs to Interstate 94.
Though you need to squint to see the entire Jamestown Local spread out on the famed bridge the Northern Pacific built across the Sheyenne River in Valley City, it should be pretty apparent how imp... (more)
A rail grinder works its way past the west end of the scenic siding at Snowden, about 3 miles away from the North Dakota border. The grinder's crew would work only as far as the east switch before... (more)
This coal train has just begun to pick up speed as it starts going downhill in Parkman
In a scene the horses have probably seen countless times, a coal train with 6 locomotives (2 helpers on the rear) slowly begins going downhill after reaching the summit just outside of Parkman.
The westbound Empire Builder, running three hours late, races through the scenic Missouri River Valley to the southwest of Williston.
An empty coal train passes alongside the wide, but shallow Yellowstone River as it continues west.
Coal empties from Crystal Sugar's coal stockpile in Ardoch take the "passenger main" in Grand Forks' yard and cruise past the University of North Dakota's water tower and heating plant. With a tem... (more)