Coal empties for Rosebud Mine creep past Milepost 95. Due to "damaged or missing" crossbucks at Milepost 94, the train must travel at no more than 15 mph until that crossing is completely blocked.
A pair of executive MACs leads an empty coal train down the Hillsboro subdivision out of Grand Forks on a warm summer morning.
After receiving a new crew at the yard, coal empties roll southward out of town on the Hillsboro line. For the engineer, who apparently was curious about how many photos I have, this is number 407... (more)
It's nice to see the better looking MAC leading the way as Clay Boswell coal empties roll westward across the Red River into North Dakota.
Four SD70s and an unfortunate leader in the form of a Heritage II GE head out of Grand Forks with an empty coal train on a great September morning. The crew is probably not aware of the fact that ... (more)
The crew of this westbound empty has reached the west end of the Grand Forks subdivision and ties down the train to wait for a ride to the roundhouse.
Westbound Clay Boswell empties roll past the Grand Forks county office building and courthouse as they head for the passenger main and a crew change.
After a quick stop at the west siding switch in Fisher, a westbound Clay Boswell empty rolls toward East Grand Forks on a pleasant May evening.
A couple locomotives on an empty coal train really steam it up just to the north of Hillsboro. Well, actually, not really; the steam is a result of Crystal Sugar's sugar producing plant and an amb... (more)
An empty coal train from Cohasset, Minnesota passes by downtown Buxton, where the only vehicles to be seen on this cold, but sunny, Valentine's Day are parked in front of the bar and café.
Despite the rather cold conditions on this frosty Veterans' Day morning, it apparently was still quite warm in the cab of the BNSF 8901 as it lead coal empties out of town.
Forced to enter the yard due to a grain train on the Passenger Main, Clay Boswell empties roll westward around the curve with a naked face MAC, BNSF's first SD75M, and a CITX SD70M-2 in charge.
After meeting loads at Fisher, westbound coal empties charge toward East Grand Forks with a trio of SD70s running elephant style.
A great looking GEVO fronts coal empties heading south on the Hillsboro line. The second unit holds the highest unit number currently on BNSF's roster, the 9999.
An old BN SD70MAC leads a newer SD70ACe and a GEVO westward out of downtown Grand Forks and past the county office building and courthouse.