Ignoring the blaring horn, the wig-wag lights on the lead unit, the flashing red signals, and the lowering crossing gate, this moron in his Olds tempts fate. Even though trains are restricted to ... (more)
A nice and non-faded ex-Conrail C40-8W as seen through the yard's turntable idles the morning away. It's always nice to see Conrail Blue way up here!
A sweet unpatched Executive MAC on the point of an empty COB train waits for the M-DILGFD to clear off the Hillsboro Sub before departing.
Empty Clay Boswell coal pulls west out of the yard behind a duo of SD70MAC power, an increasingly common sight up here with more ACes and ES44ACs showing up on BNSF's roster.
Unsorted cars are pulled to the west end of the yard by a less common remote control equipped GP39-2.
A two-for-one as my first H-train catch of the year departs from the Passenger Main, which is odd, while the West Lead shoves a cut of cars back into the yard.
Another set of baretables being led by Oakway power heads for the Hillsboro Sub. I have a theory that with the increase in the new Tier-2 AC units BNSF is receiving that older coal power like the... (more)
The West Lead pulls out a string of boxes and tankers to sort.
Right as the sun begins to set over the Grand Forks yard on a beautiful March evening, a pair of headlights marks the arrival of the daily Dilworth-Grand Forks manifest.
The new face (or in this case, profile) of BNSF! Two NRE GP38-2 rebuilds wait for loaded coal and the Drayton Local to clear the west end of the yard before heading north. T... (more)
Light power returns to Grand Forks from Drayton, ND.
After plowing through some snowdrifts on the Mayville Subdivision, BNSF 2100 returns home to Grand Forks.
The Northtown to Grand Forks manifest train comes "home" under snowy conditions and with an unusual consist: an ex-Santa Fe SD75M, an ex-BN SW1000, and a Ferromex SD40-2. The pigeons were sitting ... (more)
Under white-out conditions, the first Drayton Local of March eases down track 2 in the yard.
Grungy BNSF 2218 leads the Drayton Local back into the Grand Forks yard.