The Class Unit of a once strong 60 unit fleet of GMD built SD50Fs sits quietly on Jasper, AB's shop track awaiting the call to duty.
My first trip to Canada to take a few train shots. Sitting in Jasper yard with a coal train
MLC5438 waits to load limestone at Warren, MT. A severe thunderstorm is ramping up and will soon inundate the area south of Warren. The limestone mined near here was originally used for Sugar Beat... (more)
The snazzy paint job on Montana Limestone Company’s SD50F Nos. 5404 and 5438 is seen at Warren, Montana, in the pouring rain on May 24, 2011. These two former Canadian National locomotives operate... (more)
Ice crystals fill the sky and create a sun dog around the setting sun, while DMVW 5439 North rocks and rolls on the early 20th century Soo Line jointed rail after serving the Blue Flint Ethanol Pl... (more)
The wayfreight has setout 14 corn loads for the ethanol facility and pulls a handful of mash and ethanol back towards the main. The Coal Creek Station, owned by Great River Energy, opened in 1981 ... (more)
DMVW 5439 North battles the whipping wind and blowing snow on a bitterly cold Winter afternoon. Wind chills down to -25!
The Northbound wayfreight trundles under Highway 83 on a bone chilling cold day.
DMVW's Max Wayfreight returns South towards Bismarck, passing one of the many iconic "Prairie Skyscrapers" on the line.
Two SD50F's of Canadian National heritage lead a short wayfreight into Wilton, crossing a county road that could use some more blade work.
Nothing runs like a Deere (or EMD's!). Four EMD's lead the wayfreight through North Dakota's countryside on a fine Fall evening.
Trundling through the Northern Plains, DMVW 5418 leads three more EMD's on train #136, the Bismarck to Max wayfreight, passing an abandoned elevator in Coleharbor.
Wayfreight #136 from Bismarck to Max arrives in Underwood and has started what would be two hours worth of switching out Bakken oil field related products - lots and lots of fracking sand.
The hogger on #136 notches out his EMD ponies to climb out of Coleharbor. Sure wish the train wasn't a shorty!
The late Autumn sun sets over Lake Sakakawea, ending another beautiful day, while DMVW's train 136 trundles North.