The Northern Plains SD40-2s can feel the cold bite of winter in northwestern Minnesota. Second in line 5556 and fourth 5558 are sending out a nice steady stream of plume, which from a distance ap... (more)
Quite a lashup on the western end of the Northern Plains Railroad. The rest of the consist includes from the west end: NPR 2285 former GT gp9, NPR 3511 former NW gp35, and last but not least NPR 2... (more)
Still making a living moving hoppers brought in by the CP and BNSF for the Sun Prairie Elevator. The CP mainline to Portal is in the foreground.
Once used to switch hoppers of ballast rock in northern Minnesota, this ugly duck of a locomotive now calls Superior, Wisconsin home as it's primary job is to be around the Murphy Oil facility.
Fresh From the Paint Booth! NPR 5558 shows off its new royal blue and yellow paint scheme. This locomotive hasn't even touched its home rails which lie two miles to the north at Dakota Juntion, ... (more)
Northern Plains Railroad high nose GP9 former Kansas Southwestern and a Grand Trunk unit is parked at Bowbells Sun Prairie terminal. You never know what your going to come across on old highway 52... (more)
Former Soo 410 has been used for parts for a number of years since the unit's electrical system was destroyed by vandals while the unit was parked in Viking, MN.
Three Northern Plains locomotives head through Thief River Falls to pick up a string of hoppers filled with sand and gravel from the Strata Corporation in Trail, MN sitting only several yards in f... (more)
Originally a Southern Pacific unit, this engine was then lettered for the Northern Plains Railroad (NPR lettering on the side) and then was used by Laurentian Aggregates (the L.A. logo behind the ... (more)
Taken with permission
NPR 5558, 5556, & 5555 lay over on their own trackage at Dakota Junction for the night before taking their train with CP/SOO grain hoppers and open gravel hoppers from the Strata Corporation from ... (more)
NPR 2297 returns back to Lansford on the very remote Kramer line. Kramer is now the end of track, with the section between there and Bisbee abandoned and overgrown with weeds.
The NPR's Kenmare Turn coasts down the big hill into the Souris Valley as a CP freight ascends the other side, with the tail end still visible. Also note the bright yellow rapeseed fields.
One of NPR's usual consists of geeps in predecessor colors arrives at Ardoch with a short string of hoppers to do some work.