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 westbound Watertown Local rounds a curve between Bellingham and Nassau in far western Minnesota.
The westbound Watertown Local is on the homestretch to its namesake city as it rolls through a wide valley southwest of South Shore, SD on a clear and mild January day. With temperatures in the up... (more)
A day of waiting paid off big time as the eastbound Watertown Local came almost directly out of the last sunset of 2014 east of Bellingham. After hours and hours of waiting for the train to leave... (more)
The eastbound Watertown Local is nearly finished descending the hill just west of La Bolt, SD. The Big Stone power plant can be seen around 20 miles in the distance near Big Stone City on the MN/... (more)
The Watertown Local is eastbound on New Years Eve, passing over South Dakota Highway 20 between South Shore and Stockholm.
After spending all day putting their train together in Watertown, the Watertown Local is finally on their way toward Willmar, MN. They'll only make it as far as Appleton before running out of tim... (more)
Hoping to chase the plow back east out of Watertown, I was a tad disappointed when I found out they were heading west. Looking back, I'm much more thrilled to have chased them west. When traffic... (more)
In an extremely rare move, power from the Watertown Local heads down the seldom used western end of the Watertown Sub. Since the plow train has been working up and down the line, a meet had to ta... (more)
In a rare move, the W-WTRWLM makes a run down the seldom used western end of the Watertown Branch. The plows were summoned so the local could run to town here and pick up two centerbeam empties. ... (more)
It's hard to believe that a year ago today, there was not a trace of snow and temps were in the 70's. Today is a little different. 50 MPH winds the night before prompted BNSF to send a plow down... (more)
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.
Three rebuilt EMDs lead the westbound Watertown local across the undulating track just west of South Shore. It's always nice to see a solid set of Cascade Green units.
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.