More than a month before BNSF would roster its first SD70ACe, the original BNSF 9284 and two sister SD60s lead an Ardoch coal empty off the Glasston sub. Less than four years later, the ACe would... (more)
There are very few places in eastern North Dakota where you can take a photo without including the sky and/or the great expanse of the northern plains, but the Alton Grain Terminal and its massive... (more)
Old Glory flaps as Ardoch Coal empties slice through kicked up harvest season dust and split the silence on a lazy Friday afternoon in Buxton. BNSF 9530 is interesting in the fact that it's one o... (more)
After running power around the train in the yard (which put the nice power out front!), Ardoch coal empties with its shiny SUGX hoppers depart for a run south to Hillsboro for a meet before contin... (more)
As seen from 3,000' AGL and looking east southeast, a recently unloaded coal train sits on the loop track in Ardoch, ND. This site was opened in the summer of 2005 and sees an average of two unit... (more)
EMDX 9008 leads Ardoch coal empties south on the Hillsboro Sub. The Merrifield station sign serves as a tangible warning about the hazards of being too close to the tracks...it was recently clobb... (more)
Unique nose herald makes an ordinary Oakway leaser stand out a bit as it hurtles Ardoch coal empties south on the Hillsboro Sub.
After clearing some malfunctioning signals, BNSF 9284 is up to track speed as he roars coal empties south through Thompson.
This train shoved west out of the yard onto the Devil's Lake Sub and is now on the wye for the Hillsboro Sub. Shot taken from the Amtrak Station platform.
Finally! A dual-window SD60M on the point! Ardoch empties coming off the Glasston Sub passing under UND's 'Hamster Tunnel.'
Ardoch coal empties come south behind a nice mix of EMD power during a brief break in the clouds on this chilly Wednesday.