Two rare sights: the Empire Builder in eastern North Dakota in daylight and an H1 unit leading the charge. The weather has been playing hell recently on transportation all across the natio... (more)
EMD fans rejoice! A trio of EMD classics, led by forty year old BNSF 6973, hustles the daily Grand Forks, ND - Northtown, MN high priority manifest south past the grain facility in Alton. How ma... (more)
There are very few places in eastern North Dakota where you can take a photo without including the sky and/or the great expanse of the northern plains, but the Alton Grain Terminal and its massive... (more)
Coal empties roll south past the Alton Grain Terminal and the "fall" colors of the mostly treeless Red River Valley of eastern North Dakota with another all-AC powered lashup. Learn more at more)
Southbound coal empties roll past the giant grain terminal in Alton with an EMD SD70ACe splicing a pair of GE ES44ACs. An all-AC, all-Swoosh'd up lashup like this one was unthinkable on Cohasset ... (more)
BNSF 789 pulls emtpy hoppers down the siding in Alton with an Oakway and a sister BNSFbonnet in tow. Interstate 29 is a pretty boring drive between Grand Forks and Fargo, but the Alton Grain Term... (more)
BNSF 789 arrives at the Alton Grain Terminal, LLC after a jaunt south and meets with a re-routed H-DILPAS in Buxton and the South Local at Redco.
Classic ex-BN power leads the daily H-GFDNTW south past the grain behemoth in Alton, which sits silent on this pleasant Saturday afternoon. More info at Railroad: BNSF RailwayLocomotive: EMD SD40-2Location: Alton, North Dakota, USALocomotive #: BNSF 8073Train ID: H-GFDNTWPhoto Date: April 12, 2008
Grain hoppers get loaded in Alton as a rare GP28P leads the daily H-GFDNTW south on a pleasant afternoon. Wonder why that lead unit doesn't have a snow plow up here in the winter time? More info... (more)
What an odd power duo for North Dakota: Santa Fe vets BNSF 125 (GP60M) and BNSF 8704 (GP60) lead the fourth run of the upgraded Grand Forks - Northtown manifest south past the grain silos in Alton... (more)
Coal empties steam south past the ever-expanding silos at the Alton Grain Terminal. This facility has added the four left-most silos since this spring, significantly expanding the storage capabil... (more)
FURX 7927 leads five other units south on a short Grand Forks - Northtown manifest. Looks like BNSF 3702's stay in The Forks was short lived...
A long Grand Forks - Northtown manifest rolls south past Alton's resident grain shuffler, DLSX 2307. This same combo of Oakways would be providing power on the day's M-DILGFD as well.
Trains aren't exactly small, but next to this grain elevator in Alton they look like Micro Machines. This lone Oakway negotiates a slow order south toward Fargo on a pleasant afternoon.
After meeting coal loads in Hillsboro, a nice duo of SD60s rolls south past the huge grain loading facility in Alton on its way toward Fargo.