An empty grain train heading from North Saint Louis, MO, to Drayton, ND, eases into Ardoch. After a quick stop at the diamond, it will proceed northward to its final destination.
A mixed set of power inches forward around the coal loop as hoppers are dumped out of view to the right. The pickup truck serves as a crew vehicle for trips to the "facilities."
BNSF's weekly train to Langdon, ND, switches cars in the Northern Plains Railroad's small Ardoch yard before heading westward over trackage rights on the main line to reach home rails at Conway, N... (more)
One of NPR's usual consists of geeps in predecessor colors arrives at Ardoch with a short string of hoppers to do some work.
As seen from 3,000' AGL and looking east southeast, a recently unloaded coal train sits on the loop track in Ardoch, ND. This site was opened in the summer of 2005 and sees an average of two unit... (more)
Strange bedfellows: a GP30 and an SD70MAC head north on the Glasston Sub, possibly heading to Drayton to pick up a grain train. Pretty strange seeing this power paired together...
BNSF 8264 laps across the southern part of the balloon track to clear its train off of the Glasston Sub. Note the difference in color and font between the two units in the Heritage II scheme.
Flat. Barren. Frigid. Featureless. Ah yes, eastern North Dakota railroading at its finest!! The Drayton Local heads south after a day's work north of Grand Forks.
BNSF 5624 leaving the town of Ardoch heading towards Conway.
BN 2106 leads the Drayton local as it passes southbound over the Forest River, just north of Ardoch.
After making a stop at the NPR diamond, the Drayton local passes the slowly decaying Ardoch grain elevator.
BNSF 8226 leads a load of coal onto the balloon track at the new coal facitlity in Ardoch. The crew referred to this train as the "Ardoch Express!"
Ex-GWRX and ex-Wisconsin Southern power leads this loaded grain train off the NPR wye and onto the BNSF Glasston Sub for a trip south to The Forks and points east. The tail of the train can be se... (more)
Northern Plains Railroad southbound (RR East) on the Glasston Sub with five GP35s pulling loaded grain toward Grand Forks.