A Santa Fe GP39-2 continues to evade the paint booth as it runs the revived St. Cloud Local from Northtown to St. Cloud.
The revived St. Cloud local heads for Northtown after doing work in St. Cloud.
The local was abolished in June, but after unsuccessful attempts to have road trains do switching, the local was b... (more)
Two recently rebuilt SD75s hustle a Minot train westbound around the curve out of town in the evening light. The #281 is a SD75I while the #269 is an SD75M.
Both have been hard at work in the a... (more)
A trio of GEs run their stack train 'left handed' around the curve out of town headed westbound in the evening light.
A pair of classic road EMDs, dating back to the 1970s, run by themselves on the Mandan to Northtown road manifest freight.
The clouds gave way to the sun at just the right time, any later and t... (more)
A perfect trio of matching cascade green SD40-2s dating to the early 1970s make their way east on the Grand Forks to Northtown freight a couple of hours after sunrise.
They were making every bi... (more)
A surviving Santa Fe geep leads a healthy local eastward to Northtown. It was pleasing to see that BNSF had not yet disbanded this local, as a few favorite local jobs in the area were dissolved ea... (more)
A GP30 body shell leads a Santa Fe painted GP39 on a decent sized local to Northtown yard from St. Cloud's former GN yard.
BNSF wasn't fooling around when they sent a quartet of veteran EMD SD40-2s on the mainline to handle a two-mile long manifest on their own.
I definitely consider myself lucky!
A matching pair of BN 3-window ("triclops") SD60Ms take charge of the slow Grand Forks to Northtown manifest as it exits Becker and crosses into Big Lake limits.
An unusual power set leads an intermodal freight from Northtown to Staples to switch out power for the rest of the trip west.
Included in this powerset is a BN 3-window ('triclops') SD60M leadi... (more)
With temps near 40 degrees, Amtrak 8 runs 4 hours behind left-handed around road foreman on Valentine's Day 2017.
As the sun begins to lower to the horizon after reaching past the thawing temperature, a pair of CSX AC...CW motors power a vehicle train westbound.
With temps around 8 degrees, an eastbound coal load passes through the town of Big Lake on a beautiful sunny morning.
With one of the P42s out of service with a blown turbo, Amtrak called upon the aid of BNSF, but this time, unlike the typical GE helper, an EMD SD70ACe was put in passenger service.