An early season snowfall has blanketed the area with an inch of snow, with a couple inches off to the west and north. Winter is my favorite season to photograph, so I didn't waste any time drivin... (more)
BNSF 5995 brings up a double DPU on this loaded coal train waiting for a fresh crew in the Grand Forks yard. Not sure why they're running DPU here, especially with two AC units, but they are. At... (more)
Looking straight down the west leg of the wye from the Amtrak platform, northbound coal trundles over F.O. Switch toward the yard behind a matching trio of SD70MACs.
BNSF 9352 leads two Big MACs off the Hillsboro Sub and onto the east leg of the wye toward the yard. It's unusual to see an all-AC lashup in The Forks let alone SD70ACe power. This is only the s... (more)
The three faces of the SD60 with a Triclops out front are seen here on eastbound coal loads rounding the curve entering Crookston.
Taken from the grand fork of the Red River of the North and the Red Lake River, a trio of Warbonnets lead loaded coal east. Don't try this shot in the summer unless you have a boat (or can walk o... (more)
Warbonnet stampede!! Three Sante Fe-lettered SD75Ms lead Clay Boswell loads east. I'm not sure I've seen a trio of pure Warbonnets running together, especially elephant style!
BNSF 8244 leads eastbound coal off the coal connector which allows coal to move from the KO Sub to the Prosper Sub and then onto the Hillsboro Sub. Hope that fire truck wasn't in a hurry to get to... (more)
Clay Boswell coal rolls east through E. Grand Forks on a busy day on the GF Sub...
For all the BN EMD fans out there: an empty coal with EMD BNSF 9204 meets loaded coal with EMD BNSF 9772 in Grandin. Finally caught an SD70MAC on the point of a coal drag...
I get a friendly wave from the left seater as BNSF 5298 with two EMDs elephant away from E. Grand Forks...
BNSF 5298 leads a long coal drag around the sweeping curve just west of Fisher. Note the rest of the train visible trailing to the left of the frame.
All three monsters are cranking out tremendous horsepower as C-RBMCOB throttles away from E. Grand Forks at Station Sign Simplot.