A shiny GP39 leads the way as the inbound South Local passes under Interstate 29 and splits the signals guarding the namesake switch.
GATX 1238 departs Grand Forks, ND in May of 1990. GATX 1238 was originally built for Reserve Mining in Northern Minnesota.
The train was the Western Star. The late Roger Puta's slide was scanned and posted by Marty Bernard.
The South Local's crew members kick back in their pair of cascade green SD40-2s while they wait for traffic to clear off of the Hillsboro subdivision.
Bakken crude oil empties round the curve from the Hillsboro to the Devils Lake subdivision behind a quartet of mixed GE power.
The Local works north at Grand Forks to serve industries on the branch.
A pair of Snow Dozers in the Grand Forks yard. BN 972501 on the left has a build date on it of 5-70, while BN 972510 on the right says 7-57 and has some green showing through on the spreader and c... (more)
After getting held up in Emerado due to track work and waiting for a warrant around more track work at Buxton, this BNSF oil train is once again on the move. A pair of SD70Macs and a fellow GE st... (more)
Behind a pair of NS units a ratty BNSF GE, a long string of flashy new oil tanks pull through Grand Forks with Bakken crude in tow. The tank cars, which were built approximately a month and a half... (more)
A matching trio of former Iowa Interstate Railroad GP38-2s leads a manifest freight around the east leg of the wye and eastward toward the yard in Grand Forks.
The Empire Builder arrives into the Grand Forks station past the "West Grand Forks" station sign 11 hours, 41 minutes late greeted by passengers exclaiming their relief! The train original... (more)
A three-pack of power with BNSF's first SD75I in the lead is pulling for all it's worth as it hauls a long manifest freight straight into the sun.
After originating out of Chicago 7.5 hours late, the westbound Empire Builder is now 10.5 hours late leaving Grand Forks. Unfortunately, they will soon be stopping again at Larimore and mee... (more)
In the last rays of sunlight, a Heritage I Dash 9 leads a Chicago to Portland Z-train westward out of Grand Forks, detouring over the Hillsboro and Devils Lake Subdivisions due to a major derailme... (more)
The Empire Builder running just over 10 hours takes the west leg of the wye at DL Switch transitioning from the Devils Lake subdivision to the Hillsboro subdivision. In a matter of meters ... (more)