Not something you'd expect to see running on BNSF... a pair of DMVW SD50Fs lead an empty coal train back to home rails on BNSF's Jamestown Sub, crossing one of many no-name lakes that have formed ... (more)
A coal train bound for Spritwood has just finished loading 47 car here at the Falkirk Mine. The train will now head down to Coal Creek Junction to pickup a 3rd "kicker" unit from the no... (more)
The DMVW runs a 50 car coal train from Falkirk Mine near Coleharbor to Spritwood once every 5-15 days. To run this train today the Max Local dropped off a 3rd unit to the coal train for the trip f... (more)
A coal train bound for Spritwood is working south towards Bismarck with 50 loads. Here the train passes thru the small town of Wilton about 17 miles north of Bismarck. A 3rd "kicker" uni... (more)
A pair of DMVW workhorses cruise down one of the Cleveland causeways with coal empties for Falkirk. These unique covered hoppers haul coal from the mine on the DMVW north of Bismarck to a small po... (more)
Nothing runs like a Deere (or EMD's!). Four EMD's lead the wayfreight through North Dakota's countryside on a fine Fall evening.
Trundling through the Northern Plains, DMVW 5418 leads three more EMD's on train #136, the Bismarck to Max wayfreight, passing an abandoned elevator in Coleharbor.
Wayfreight #136 from Bismarck to Max arrives in Underwood and has started what would be two hours worth of switching out Bakken oil field related products - lots and lots of fracking sand.
The hogger on #136 notches out his EMD ponies to climb out of Coleharbor. Sure wish the train wasn't a shorty!
The late Autumn sun sets over Lake Sakakawea, ending another beautiful day, while DMVW's train 136 trundles North.