A Dakota, Missouri Valley & Western coal train arrives at Washburn, North Dakota, on August 28, 2018. DMVW EMD SD50F Nos. 5454 and 5418 power the train of DMVX hoppers specially-equipped with covers that protect the very fine and dry lignite coal hauled from exposure to wind and moisture.
The EMD SD (special duty) series are a strong and reliable kind of locomotive which still serve America's rails today. They have proved themselves reliable by clocking in several million miles of freight service.