Roaring south on a sunny and unseasonably warm afternoon, BNSF 8206 leads empty coal past the grain facilities in Thompson.
I wonder how many trains this little bridge has supported since it was built back in 1928? Here empty coal is about to add to the tally as it leaves the yard.
A nice-looking BNSFbonnet (1 of 26 SD75Is on the roster) leads empty Clay Boswell coal onto the wye to run south toward Fargo.
Empty Clay Boswell coal comes to the west end of the yard to pick up a fresh crew as the H-GFDGAL with BNSF 7605 looks on.
A neat twist on a neat engine: the Greenface SD60M leading coal empties out of the yard. Click for more Grand Forks Rai... (more)
Another Triclops on the point leads Clay Boswell empties westbound through the yard. Not sure of the story behind this unit or when it lost its 'BN,' but I guess it can be called the Greenface sc... (more)
Crossing over from the Passenger Main to the Hillsboro Sub, a trio of Oakways running elephant-style lead empty coal hoppers out of the yard.
Who says full service is a thing of the past?!? With Stop signage in place, EMDX 9040 waits for a final fill up on the last unit before departing.
A Warbonnet and two SD60Ms pull an empty Clay Boswell coal drag out of the yard during the only break in the clouds today. Info at Railroad: BNSF RailwayLocomotive: EMD SD75MLocation: Grand Forks, North Dakota, USALocomotive #: BNSF 8239Train ID: E-COBBSMPhoto Date: June 12, 2006
Charging through the plains of western MN, today's empty Clay Boswell train has a special treat with BNSF 9297 tagging along in the consist.
Empty Clay Boswell coal roars west with a nice SD60M leader. Note that second unit is experimental merger paint BNSF 9297!
A happy water tower looks over empty Clay Boswell hoppers and its Triclops leader while the crew waits for fuel.
The dry slot of a cut-off low pressure system worked its way over The Forks today, nicely illuminating empty Cohasset coal southbound. More at Railroad: BNSF RailwayLocomotive: EMD SD60MLocation: Grand Forks, North Dakota, USALocomotive #: BNSF 9279Train ID: E-COBBSMPhoto Date: April 19, 2006
Triclops accelerates empty Clay Boswell coal across the 32nd Ave grade crossing and past a really crooked signal that hasn't triggered quite yet...
A nice Triclops and an Oakway, standard coal power up here, lead empty Clay Boswell coal out of the yard for a run south on the Hillsboro Sub.