A Cohasset coal empty with a mix of AC/DC power crosses the Red River of the North and comes into Grand Forks on a pleasant fall evening.
Southbound coal empties roll past the giant grain terminal in Alton with an EMD SD70ACe splicing a pair of GE ES44ACs. An all-AC, all-Swoosh'd up lashup like this one was unthinkable on Cohasset ... (more)
Cohasset coal empties sit crewless on the coal connector between the Hillsboro Sub (Dakota JCT) and the Prosper Sub. It's nice to catch SD60Ms still in the coal pool since they're being booted fr... (more)
Coal empties fly south on the Hillsboro Sub after the M-DILGFD cleared its warrant. Won't be too much longer before corn is blocking this shot. On the upside though, perhaps that corn will be us... (more)
Ah, yes, North Dakota in December...snowy white, bitter cold, and when the sun does come out, crystal blue skies. You could also say barren, featureless, and boring, but that's why it's nice to h... (more)
Coal empties westbound over the now-frozen Red River of the North. The Oakway will be left behind in the yard to power a later manifest, and after a crew change, BNSF 8258 and BNSF 8121, a newly ... (more)
A crewless and grime-laden SD75I is on the point of an EMD elephant parade on the Passenger Main as the West Lead shoves some cars to the right on the Old Main.
Coal empties steam south past the ever-expanding silos at the Alton Grain Terminal. This facility has added the four left-most silos since this spring, significantly expanding the storage capabil... (more)
COB empties slink westbound through downtown Grand Forks behind a faded Pumpkin II MAC cursed with a peeling cigar band on the nose. The Grand Forks County Office Building is the structure to the... (more)
Where have all the SD60s/SD60Ms/SD75Ms/SD75Is gone?!? That's all you used to see on coal trains up here, but the winds of change might have blown through on 'traditional' northern plains coal pow... (more)
Unpatched BN glory hits the crossover leaving the yard with empty Clay Boswell coal.
A sweet unpatched Executive MAC on the point of an empty COB train waits for the M-DILGFD to clear off the Hillsboro Sub before departing.
Empty Clay Boswell coal pulls west out of the yard behind a duo of SD70MAC power, an increasingly common sight up here with more ACes and ES44ACs showing up on BNSF's roster.
Six engines lead a coal empty back to the Powder River Basin.