With only the lead unit online, BNSF 1439 is being pushed to the limit as it struggles hard to bring this manifest west on the Staples Sub late in the evening.
2 Dash 9s and 4 SD40-2s lead this day's Grand Forks manifest. Interestingly enough, I caught those same SD40s leading the day before on the Dilworth manifest.
Priority stacks meet mixed freight from Northtown on the straightaway between the Hawley wooden bridges. The orange Subaru did not let me down when I switched bridges with just 30 seconds to spare... (more)
The conductor gives a friendly wave as his train coasts down the hill into the Red River Valley. This was the first revenue run for these freshly rebuilt locomotives and boy do they look awesome i... (more)
2 SD60Ms lead the H-NTWGFD through Elk River on a warm and sunny spring afternoon.
NTWGFD EMD's Isn't it funny how a seemingly random collection of letters can mean absolutely nothing to most people, but to Minnesota railfans, the letters "NTWGFD EMD's" would be... (more)
The H-NTWGFD screams past the preserved Northern Pacific depot in Wadena on its way west. Two SD40-2s and a rebuilt GP35 provide the power and the soundtrack on a perfect early spring evening.
A BNSF GE and EMD lead the (What I assume to be) BNSF H-NTWGFD through CP 421 in Elk River, MN.