Classic northern plains coal power runs elephant style south (RR east) through Crookston with the correct choice of power on the point. More info at Railroad: BNSF RailwayLocomotive: EMD SD60MLocation: Crookston, Minnesota, USALocomotive #: BNSF 8130Train ID: C-SCMCOBPhoto Date: March 18, 2008
Soon to be the BNSF8199. This was at one time long ago the BN Desert Storm unit.
Another all-AC powered coal train brings Clay Boswell loads into the yard on a pleasant Sunday morning after two straight days of rain. BN 9694, the same unit I caught a few days prior, runs seco... (more)
BNSF 9257 leads Clay Boswell coal north in the last rays of direct sunlight. Looks like BNSF was able to fix the station sign here at Merrifield after it took a whack sometime last week.
Loaded coal crosses over from Main 2 and onto the Passenger Main at G.F. Switch behind a trio of MACs. It's pretty unusual to catch an SD70MAC up here, let alone three of them. Could this be the... (more)
BNSF 8246's engineer braves the ambient -10°F air as he walks back to the cab after doing a quick inspection on one of his units. The steam in the background is from the UND power plant which jus... (more)
The Warbonnet red of this eastbound coal train contrasts starkly with the wintry surroundings and -10ï¿½F temps not counting the wind chill as it blasts through the tiny town of Fisher, MN.
Loaded Clay Boswell coal storms north on the Hillsboro Sub and into Grand Forks. Learn more at Grand Forks Railfanning<... (more)
Loaded coal charges into Fisher and keeps the main for a meet with a westbound empty. Another coal load would be 15 minutes behind this one.
"When I hear that Sante Fe start blowin' / I wonder where it's been and where it's goin'." -ZZ Top. This northbound (RR west) is goin' to Cohasset, MN with loaded coal during another spectacular N... (more)