It's a muggy, unpleasant morning in the Red River Valley. At least a pair of BN geeps is out to brighten the mood.
The end of the journey - the Mayville Local pulls into the siding on the north side of Mayville to complete its final work before heading back to Grand Forks.
Having withstood the test of time and the force of a tornado, the former Great Northern depot at Northwood still stands next to the Mayville Subdivision as the twice weekly local rolls through tow... (more)
The Mayville Local has just entered its namesake subdivision as it heads south for work at Northwood and Mayville before returning.
After Amtrak clears into the station, two cascade green geeps accelerate out of Grand Forks with the daily local to Hillsboro, ND.
As the sun starts to sag, the snow plow continues its work west of Stockholm as it heads for Watertown.
The snow plow is now in South Dakota as is passes throught the small town of La Bolt.
The plow crew keeps a close watch as they make a second pass through a deep drift east of Stockholm.
An old BN veteran makes quick work of a drift as it leaves the small town of Bellingham behind.
The roadmaster was calling for the GPs to push as they worked hard to clear a deep cut of snow.
BN 972523 has proven to be a force against the snow of the wide open prairie, not to mention a lot of fun to chase!
After a first pass to clear the tracks, the plow is now moving at 25 mph as it clears the drift.
Let the chase begin! An old BN plow is in the lead of a work train that has just arrived from Willmar.
After getting a green signal to proceed a pair of geeps smoke it up to head for Argon and their daily switching assignment.
Eastbound Barstow-Galesburg local approaching Poppy Garden Rd going over HB detector.