Two switchers which have worked together for a while out of the Grand Forks yard roll past the University of North Dakota water tower and back toward the roundhouse after completing their work.
A special treat is leading the yard work today as the West Lead has two locomotives; an SD9 in addition to the typical switcher!
After clearing the way for light power bound for Alton, ND, the West Lead continues its work as the University of North Dakota's water tower looms overhead on the west end of the yard.
Unsorted cars are pulled to the west end of the yard by a less common remote control equipped GP39-2.
The West Lead pulls out a string of boxes and tankers to sort.
The West Lead sorts cars late on Christmas Day.
BNSF 2133 works the west lead (yard job) as BNSF 505 looks on.