After being called for the train more than six hours earlier, Engineer Lunak finally has the South Local underway as he rushes southward out of Thompson.
Factory fresh BNSF 7254 has just made one of its first shuttle train deliveries to the Farmers Coop elevator in Thompson.
A brand new GEVO and two Dash 9s drag an empty unit grain train into the Thompson siding for loading.
The 10 hour late Empire Builder dashes through Thompson now trying to make up for the lost time from the freight unit as well as an incident with a passenger. Next on the delay list is the ... (more)
After the main line clears, high priority merchandise for Northtown Yard rolls out of the siding at Thompson with a pair of red and silver SD75s.
Ex-Burlington Northern icons in the form of a SD60M and a SD40-2 bring the daily Grand Forks, ND - Northtown, MN high priority merchandise train south into Thompson. This was a rare day in that I... (more)
A pair of SD40-2s leads a late Grand Forks - Northtown manifest south through Thompson on the heels of coal empties. BNSF 6862 is a rare snoot-nose SD40-2, but the telemash effect masks that uniq... (more)
The morning H-train pulls south through Thompson with a rare (1 of only 10 on the roster) GP28P on the point. Looks like it might be in need of a tune up as it's putting out a steam-like plume of... (more)
Loaded unit grain storms through Thompson on a gorgeous November afternoon. Note the equipment visible over the second locomotive; this elevator is one of many in North Dakota that are adding stor... (more)
A grain train roars south through Thompson on an unseasonably warm November afternoon in eastern North Dakota (check out the green grass this late in the year!). This train's heading for Alton to... (more)
Clay Boswell empties roll South out of the town of Thompson with an impressive assortment of BNSF paint schemes.
Daily Northtown Grand Forks manifest rolls through Thompson over three hours behind schedule after track work in the yard holds up three manifests and one local train.
A pair of Heritage I geeps rocket south out of Thompson en route to American Crystal Sugar at Redco, just north of Hillsboro.
A more typical-looking-for-the-area consist of SD60 power leads empty coal hoppers from Cohasset, MN south through Thompson on a hot and humid evening. BNSF 9275 is a one of the few SD60Ms to spo... (more)