Grain loads that were handed off from the Red River Valley & Western RR at Casselton soar west near Luverne on a perfect December Sunday.
A solid train of double stacks from the west coast crosses over a frozen Lake Ashtabula on the Karnak trestle near Luverne, ND.
With a matched set of veteran P42s leading the way, a late Empire Builder punches into the sunrise thru the curves of Lake Park.
Mixed freight from Minot, ND to BNSF's Northtown Yard in Minneapolis, MN snakes through lakes country in central Minnesota. Autumn is my favorite season and it never fails to showcase why Minnesot... (more)
The Empire Builder heads west out of Hawley with Charger blue and red leading the way. A late season winter storm gave the landscape along the Buffalo River a perfect blanket of snow overnight.
Coal loads head east over the Gull River on a very nice April afternoon. I've always wanted a shot here and today was finally the day.
Local railfans know that if you get enough of a NW wind and no trains for a few hours on main 1, luck just might be on your side here. Said luck showed up on this March Saturday with a westbound H... (more)
Lite power from Dilworth to Mandan heads west into the North Dakota prairie after a day of strong winds and powdery snow. The engineer gave a big wave once the snow cleared and that was a fitting ... (more)
After a full day of strong winds and challenging conditions, BNSF dispatched a set of 6 motors to clear drifts on the Jamestown Sub. They're seen here passing the DPU of a coal load that has been ... (more)
The westbound Empire Builder flies west out of Petersburg, ND just as the sunrise breaks.
After playing musical chairs with their passenger cars near Rice to set out a bad order, the westbound Empire Builder kicks up the snow at sunrise near Hawley.
149 snakes into the James River Valley near Kensal with a healthy cut of intermodal traffic for Vancouver. With only two motors, let's just say they weren't breaking any speed records.
The thick fog from the morning and afternoon left some serious hoar frost on the trees west of Minot. This is mixed merchandise traffic from Galesburg, IL for Pasco, WA near Palermo, ND.
Father and Son enjoy the sunset in one of our new favorite photo spots, Buffalo River State Park. Here, Hudson works hard to size up both the train and the sagging sun.
Amtrak's Operation Lifesaver 50th Anniversary motor leads a late Empire Builder toward Fargo, ND. We lucked into a sucker hole on an otherwise pretty cloudy morning for this one.
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