A day of waiting paid off big time as the eastbound Watertown Local came almost directly out of the last sunset of 2014 east of Bellingham. After hours and hours of waiting for the train to leave... (more)
The eastbound Watertown Local is nearly finished descending the hill just west of La Bolt, SD. The Big Stone power plant can be seen around 20 miles in the distance near Big Stone City on the MN/... (more)
The Watertown Local is eastbound on New Years Eve, passing over South Dakota Highway 20 between South Shore and Stockholm.
After spending all day putting their train together in Watertown, the Watertown Local is finally on their way toward Willmar, MN. They'll only make it as far as Appleton before running out of tim... (more)
Stored BN power at Northtown.
In an extremely rare move, power from the Watertown Local heads down the seldom used western end of the Watertown Sub. Since the plow train has been working up and down the line, a meet had to ta... (more)
In a rare move, the W-WTRWLM makes a run down the seldom used western end of the Watertown Branch. The plows were summoned so the local could run to town here and pick up two centerbeam empties. ... (more)
It's hard to believe that a year ago today, there was not a trace of snow and temps were in the 70's. Today is a little different. 50 MPH winds the night before prompted BNSF to send a plow down... (more)
A pair of cascade green geeps leads the Devils Lake Local eastward on the return trip into Grand Forks. It is rumored that BNSF will soon resume through-traffic operations on this line. Currently ... (more)
The Mayville Local rolls into Grand Forks off of the currently almost dormant Devils Lake Subdivision.
The Mayville Local hustles eastward past the ABS signal just west of the abandoned town of Ojata. This point was once the western terminus of what was then Great Northern's mainline.
It's just another day for the South Local as it shoots southward out of Grand Forks on the way to Hillsboro.
After the West Lead clears the way in, the South Local rolls around the curve and heads for the yard.
Slumbering the night away, a couple former BN units stand silent in front the windy city.