2 BNSF SD70ACe's leads the 68th unit oil train of 2012 from Eland,ND(west of Dickinson,ND) to St James,LA (via UP interchange at Mitchell,IL) through the sag east of Richardton,ND on 7/29/12.
The First of August brings us a short Dilworth, MN to Laurel, MT manifest rolling West on the ole Northern Pacific, with a Warbonnet leading past the ancient elevators in Richardton.
Switching commences for the local about 20 minutes before sunset at Richardton,ND. The skies are dark from the thunderstorm they passed through just prior to arrival in Richardton. 7/25/11
Westbound empty blast thru the small town of Richardton. This train is passing MP 85 and is 85 miles west of Mandan, ND. Still 130 miles to Glendive, MT, the next crew change. Most of the SD75M's ... (more)
A westbound coal empty rolls towards Richarton, ND as a thunderstorm builds in the distance. This storm cell would later produce a tornado south of Bismarck, ND
A tech train is running the rails from Mandan, ND to Forsyth, MT today.
The only SD60M in new paint at this time leads a coal empty back to coal fields for another load.
A repainted SD40-2 approches Antelope Siding east of town.