A CP work train ready to unload ballast near the BNSF crossing on a wet overcast morning in Minot.
Westbound Empire Builder on the Gassman Coulee Trestle in the morning sun. The bridge is near Minot ND and is 1792 ft long.
It's just after sunrise as the PASGAL pulls into Minot for a crew change. The Empire Builder has already arrived early for its stop at the depot and it being serviced in the background.
Grain empties for the Dakota, Minnesota, and Eastern at Lamberton, MN cross the Gassman Coulee trestle west of Minot, ND.
Amtrak's Empire Builder cools its wheels in the background at the depot as grain empties from Tacoma, WA pull into Minot to change crews.
The eastbound Empire Builder runs past the rolling hills lining the Souris River Valley as it descends into Minot. The train is just a few minutes away from pulling into the Minot station ... (more)
As I recall this was a NB, mostly grain empties.
SOO was not the big name in town but crossed the BN ex-GN main here so there was some action. Here a switcher idles awaiting something to do. Basking in the sunshine in the North Dakota summer, ... (more)
The 8000s were designated as high speed freight locomotives but for all the world , I can't tell a bit of difference between them and the "lowly" other SD-40-2s. I think the gear ratio was even t... (more)
Ex-GN unit in yard service looks like a model.
A layover netted me a great day of picture taking. Here this old ex-GN unit shuffles cars as it has for years.
This little model is ex-GN and LOADED. Marker lights, flexicoil trucks, spark arresters, the whole enchilada, with only a million or so miles on her.
The westbound Empire Builder has just pulled into the Minot depot about 30 minutes late for a servicing stop that will take nearly as much time. The tracks in the foreground belong to CP'... (more)
The Empire Builder has just departed Minot as it passes over the monster trestle just west of town.