The Watertown Local is well into the climb away from the Minnesota border as they cross South Dakota state highway 20 between Stockholm and South Shore. The terrain may look relatively flat out h... (more)
The Watertown Local is eastbound on New Years Eve, passing over South Dakota Highway 20 between South Shore and Stockholm.
From a hill above Stockholm, the Watertown local sweeps through a cut west of town. Far western Minnesota can be seen in the distance some 20 miles away.
The matched trio of GPs were working hard as they pulled 66 cars for Watertown up the hill into Stockholm.
The westbound Watertown Local works its way across the eastern South Dakota countryside between Stockholm and South Shore behind three Cascade Green GPs.
A rather short Wartertown Local rolls across the pastoral landscape of eastern South Dakota between South Shore and Stockholm.
The Watertown Local has plenty of power today as it heads east for its trip home to Willmar.
Three green geeps are still in charge of the Watertown Local as they head west at Stockholm. In their twice weekly trek to Watertown, the train traverses three different BNSF subdivisions.
As the sun starts to sag, the snow plow continues its work west of Stockholm as it heads for Watertown.
The plow crew keeps a close watch as they make a second pass through a deep drift east of Stockholm.
The roadmaster was calling for the GPs to push as they worked hard to clear a deep cut of snow.
BN 972523 has proven to be a force against the snow of the wide open prairie, not to mention a lot of fun to chase!