A few years ago, I would have never believed you could find great scenery like this in North Dakota. I stand corrected...as coal empties slow to take the siding at Lyons just after leaving Mandan.
Another load of black diamonds bound for Superior, WI heads east toward Lyon Siding, where it will meet an empty.
A coal empty is still easing itself out of the siding at Lyons. The west switch is still visible in the background. Before long, they'll kick 'er down and head off to the next meet a few miles awa... (more)
Coal loads cut through the early morning haze, heading eastbound on BNSF's Dickinson Sub.
A westbound empty coal train rounds the sweeping curve at Lyons with a pair of SD70MAC's on the Dickinson Sub.
A pair of Warbonnets lead an empty coal trains around a sweeping curve west of Lyons siding. More of the train is visible in the upper right portion of the photo.
Two green SD60M's and two EMD SD60's run elephant style with a train of loaded covered hoppers.
Empty coal from Portage, WI.
A loaded coal train for Becker, MN waits at Lyons Siding for an empty coal leaving Mandan.
Six engines lead a coal empty back to the Powder River Basin.
On account of the Mandan yard being too full after a derailment at McKenzie blocked the main, this coal train was parked on the siding at Lyons, about 8 miles west of Mandan