A pair of classic road EMDs, dating back to the 1970s, run by themselves on the Mandan to Northtown road manifest freight.
The clouds gave way to the sun at just the right time, any later and t... (more)
A pair of classic road EMDs, dating back to the 1970s, run by themselves on the Dilworth to Northtown road manifest freight.
In this shot, the train is halfway through the S-curve in downtown E... (more)
A perfect trio of matching cascade green SD40-2s dating to the early 1970s make their way east on the Grand Forks to Northtown freight a couple of hours after sunrise.
They were making every bi... (more)
I was listening to the scanner wondering if anything cool was running on the Staples Sub. I soon got an answer when I heard "BNSF 1940 East approach medium at Darling".
I then proceeded out to ... (more)
A matching pair of BN 3-window ("triclops") SD60Ms take charge of the slow Grand Forks to Northtown manifest as it exits Becker and crosses into Big Lake limits.
A trio of cascade green SD40-2s head up the Dilworth to Northtown manifest entering Clear Lake, MN.
These units came due for their 92-day inspection, which is done in Northtown. BNSF catered to... (more)
An unusual power set leads an intermodal freight from Northtown to Staples to switch out power for the rest of the trip west.
Included in this powerset is a BN 3-window ('triclops') SD60M leadi... (more)
On a frigid day in Minnesota, a trio of SD40-2s on a throwback to that of 20 years ago this week, as it was the first week of operation for BNSF railway. Temperatures were well below zero, but it ... (more)
A surprise on an intermodal, a pair of SD60Ms transfer a train of stacked containers from St. Paul to Staples to receive newer road power for the rest of the trip.
A rerouted Superior-Northtown Manifest sports an all green powerset of two SD60Ms and an SD40-2.
As is evident, all units were pulling hard.
St. Cloud's local to Northtown sports a decently clean BN leader as it races east to Minneapolis.
MNTX (BN) SD9 #6234 with the "Pumpkin Express" after switching cars for the weekend.