Rocking and rolling on former Soo Line rails, two SD50F's have the Max Wayfreight at 10MPH, heading South through Washburn on a warm Spring afternoon.
Ice crystals fill the sky and create a sun dog around the setting sun, while DMVW 5439 North rocks and rolls on the early 20th century Soo Line jointed rail after serving the Blue Flint Ethanol Pl... (more)
The wayfreight has setout 14 corn loads for the ethanol facility and pulls a handful of mash and ethanol back towards the main. The Coal Creek Station, owned by Great River Energy, opened in 1981 ... (more)
DMVW 5439 North battles the whipping wind and blowing snow on a bitterly cold Winter afternoon. Wind chills down to -25!
The Northbound wayfreight trundles under Highway 83 on a bone chilling cold day.
Fifty four cars roll North behind a quartet of 4 EMD's, passing a lonely crossbuck in the North Dakota countryside.
The Mighty Missouri looms in the background while a SD45 and three SD50F's lead the Northbound wayfreight through Washburn.
On the first of October, DMVW wayfreight #136 rocks and rolls on the ex-Soo Line rail with 60 cars in tow.
Nothing runs like a Deere (or EMD's!). Four EMD's lead the wayfreight through North Dakota's countryside on a fine Fall evening.
Trundling through the Northern Plains, DMVW 5418 leads three more EMD's on train #136, the Bismarck to Max wayfreight, passing an abandoned elevator in Coleharbor.
Wayfreight #136 from Bismarck to Max arrives in Underwood and has started what would be two hours worth of switching out Bakken oil field related products - lots and lots of fracking sand.
The hogger on #136 notches out his EMD ponies to climb out of Coleharbor. Sure wish the train wasn't a shorty!
The late Autumn sun sets over Lake Sakakawea, ending another beautiful day, while DMVW's train 136 trundles North.
The northbound local to Max, ND, didnt make to Max on Monday, so today they were still northbound in the morning. Here the train creeps along at 10mph a few miles North of Garrison as they cross o... (more)