An all EMD Northtown to Grand Forks manifest was a nice way to end our day. SD40-2, SD40-2, GP38-2 (with a reddish-orange patch to the conductor's side cab), SD40-2, SD40-2, MP15DC!
A pair of classic road EMDs, dating back to the 1970s, run by themselves on the Mandan to Northtown road manifest freight.
The clouds gave way to the sun at just the right time, any later and t... (more)
A pair of classic road EMDs, dating back to the 1970s, run by themselves on the Dilworth to Northtown road manifest freight.
In this shot, the train is halfway through the S-curve in downtown E... (more)
A trio of cascade green SD40-2s head up the Dilworth to Northtown manifest entering Clear Lake, MN.
These units came due for their 92-day inspection, which is done in Northtown. BNSF catered to... (more)
A matched set of Cascade Green SD40s catch the golden rays of a North Dakota sunset.
Better known as the "Breck Local", the crew is waiting for a dinner delivery before proceeding north while a farmer plows his field.
Well, this wasn't exactly what I would expect to be leading the first train of the day, but I'll definitely take it! A real throwback consist leads a mixed freight eastward toward Fargo shortly af... (more)
It's the last day of 2012 and it's cold. With the temperature near the zero mark, the Rapids Local sets out a cut of cars under the massive Sappi mill in Cloquet, MN.
The Rapids local from Superior, WI to Grand Rapids, MN makes a stop at Cloquet and the Sappi plant to drop a cut of cars off on a cold but clear last day of the year. They will pick up the emptie... (more)
It's the last day of 2012 and it's cold out here. With the temperature near the zero mark, the Rapids Local sets out a cut of cars under the massive Sappi mill in Cloquet, MN before they head off... (more)
Four veteran SD40-2s lead the Grand Rapids Local towards its namesake. The two trailing units will be set out at Brookston for the Kelly Lake Local.