The Max Local pokes along at 10 mph with over 12,000 tons of freight bound for the CP interchange at Max. Here the job is about 8 miles from Max as they cross one of the many small lakes scattered thru out the North Dakota landscape. This job has a 2nd crew on board now that will work thru the night. Once they deliver this train the plan is to pull twice out of Max. The 1st pull will be a grain empty for Garrison, and then the 2nd pull will be the regular manifest. DMVW has 125 car max limit on this line, so the crew will have to pull twice tonight from the CP. That will take most of the night, and crew will make it as far as Coleharbor for the day crew tomorrow.
The EMD SD (special duty) series are a strong and reliable kind of locomotive which still serve America's rails today. They have proved themselves by clocking in several million miles of freight service.