Just underway out of Fergus, the OTV local rolls above Vine St, on its way to interchange with the BNSF in Dilworth.
The mornings dense fog advisory is slowly burning off just after sunrise.
OTVR 1483 brings their Santa Train into Fergus Falls for the last showing of the day. Once a busy GN line, the tracks here only see a few trains a week. Mostly grain and ethanol, as well as BNSF g... (more)
Now owned by the Ottertail Valley Railroad, BNSF power is only seen on grain shuttles and coal loads. Here, a pair of BNSF ACe's enter the small yard in town with a fraction of their unit coal tra... (more)
One can get an idea of what railroading would be like in Fergus Falls if the BN had kept the trackage instead of selling it to OTVR in 1986. It used to be common for OTVR power to bring coal down... (more)
A pair of worn geeps sit dead in a siding just outside of Fergus Falls on a beautiful summer morning. They're nearing the end of their careers as the OTVR has acquired newer, larger power. Up un... (more)
Up until a couple of years ago, you could find the 192, and two of her twin sisters lugging 100 car trains of coal to and from the Hoot Lake Power Plant in Fergus Falls. Starting out with the NS,... (more)
The last of the original OTVR geeps sits unused at the Fergus Falls depot. Looking back, this unit has quite the rich history. Beginning with the Southern railway. In its final years, it spent a... (more)
A pair of GP18's await their next call to duty. Since the OTVR got a couple new units, these two don't have the workload they used to, but they still earn their keep, and wear the Railamerica sche... (more)
Near the end of their run from BNSF's Dilworth Yard, to the Hoot Lake power plant in Fergus Falls, a pair of veteran GP18's traverse some residential neighborhood on the towns northwest end.
The Rail America geeps from the Otter Tail Valley Railroad and the Minnesota Northern Railroad can brighten up an otherwise cold and snowy January day in Fergus Falls.
OTVR 3900 and a GP18 huddle in front of the depot, awaiting Monday's call to work.
Former Union Pacific Geep heads back to pick up rest of coal drag for Otter Tail Power.
Otter Tail Valley 194 has been stripped for parts. I would think the trip to the scrapper is not far off.