Rarer breeds of GE and EMD power as well as a large flatcar shipment are present at the head end of today's Grand Forks - Northtown manifest heading out of town right behind the South Local.
A horrible looking (and sounding!) former BN SD40-2, a yard switcher, and a former Conrail SD50 lead the M-GFDNTW past the elevator at Merrifield. The train was having a very hard time trying to g... (more)
My dad, RP contributor Louis Becker, has just finished taking a shot on the right as BNSF 1029 and large font EMD 9066 accelerate past us in control of the M-GFDNTW.
Easily the best looking locomotive in the BNSF fleet cruises through town. Let's hope they never get repainted.
The one of a kind SD60M struggles with a long regular merchandise train from Grand Forks, ND to Northtown Yard.
Regular merchandise to Northtown Yard departs Grand Forks running 12 hours late.
Despite the black line through the letters on the long hood, it's still nice to see a former Soo Line SD60 second out today on the M-GFDNTW.
My 3rd and 4th SD40-2s of the day depart with the M-GFDNTW on a busy morning in the Grand Cities.
The trailing NS unit belches smoke as M-GFDNTW accelerates out of Grand Forks with the South Local close behind.
A sweet consist of six locomotives prepares to enter the siding at Hillsboro to meet coal loads. BNSF 3702, the swoosh switcher, is dead in tow.
A pair of cascade green SD40-2s leads the M-GFDNTW out of Grand Forks just as the clouds clear overhead. Notice that the BNSF text is wearing off on the lead unit, and the second unit is one of ve... (more)
I guess BNSF 818 could be called a repaint, but of a different sort. Here it is leading the M-GFDNTW out of Grand Forks after coming in on the M-NTWGFD.
A lashup more suited for a coal train, including a dual-window SD60M, roars through Buxton with a long Grand Forks to Northtown Yard manifest.
A special treat leads the daily Grand Forks to Northtown Yard manifest through Flaat, on the southwest side of Grand Forks.
Running several hours late, the daily Grand Forks to Northtown Yard, MN, manifest heads out of town on the Hillsboro Subdivision, led by 2 SD40-2s sandwiching a yard switcher in transfer.