BNSF 4939 referred to themselves as a "rock train", but with a long string of BN gondolas, i wonder how something like this gets unloaded.
Coal loads thunder out of the river valley through the sweeping S curves in downtown Lake Park.
A couple of Dash 9's are putting in another good day's work as they lug a unit grain train toward Lake Park.
The early morning calm is briefly disturbed by a GE and an EMD slugging it out to bring another loaded coal train out of the Red River Valley as they round one of the curves just west of Lake Park... (more)
An overpowered stack train enters the sweeping s curve just west of the small town of Lake Park.
As the sun sets on Memorial Day 2010, an eastbound stack train climbs through the curves at Lake Park, its headlight dimmed from having just met a westbound manifest.
Three gems head up an ethanol empty around a curve just west of Lake Park. Definitely worth the 100 mile trip. Kudos to Mike Vandenberg for driving.
Merchandise from Pasco, Washington makes its daily trek through cold northern Minnesota heading for Galesburg, IL.
A Seattle to Chicago stack train stretches through the curves at Lake Park on a balmy day in Minnesota.
With the air temperature sitting around -20, a Pasco, WA to Galesburg, IL manifest has little trouble working up the hill toward Lake Park.
One of the best spots in Minnesota for railfanning in my opinion.
Three Dash 9's have an eastbound Z train well in hand as they power up the grade and around the curves in Lake Park.
Rounding the famous Lake Park curve
Being Black Friday the other half was shopping, I was able to head out and try my luck with the ever popular S curve at Lake Park. Not to be skunked, here an auto rack train makes its way east.
Remember when seeing an ex-BN SD40-2 leading a train seemed routine and kinda dull? Well, the times they have changed because shots like this are rare if not impossible anymore. Snaking stacks r... (more)