CHSX 8333 at Minot, ND.
5872 and 4442 work a CP local towards Minot.
Due to excessive leaks, freezing, etc. BN utilized these converted boxcars, fitted out with Diesel engines and air compressors. Used in the winter, they maintained trainline pressure on long cons... (more)
Tiptoeing over the Mouse
A westbound grain train led by a fresh Golden Rodent and two Catfish glide over the Souris River in Minot, ND. The river is being hemmed in by a billion-dollar fl... (more)
Amtrak's Empire Builder is parked at the depot at Minot waiting for a rested outbound crew to take the train west. An eastbound BNSF empty grain train rolls into Minot Yard for a crew change.
Golden Hour Over Gassman Coulee
Aglow in Golden Hour light and changing colors, a stack train crosses Gassman Coulee Trestle. Photo from private property, with permission.
While we waiting for the outbound Amtrak crew to get rested at Minot, I took the opportunity to get some BNSF action by the Minot Depot. Inbound eastbounds came in covered in heavy frost. This was... (more)
I can't imagine what the countryside looked like west of here if the engines looked like this!!!! Due to crew's rest we waited for over 3 hours for an outbound Amtrak crew to continue our trip wes... (more)
CP's 2017 Holiday Train entertains hundreds in Minot, ND at the historic Soo Line depot. Photo taken from public property.
An eleven minute exposure finds eastbound doublestacks making track speed downgrade into Minot over 1792' long Gassman Coulee Trestle, among the longest on the former GN. Photo taken from private... (more)
Amtrak #8, The Empire Builder, stops at the Minot, ND Amtrak depot in May of 1990. A similar view can still be had nearly 27 years later.
After receiving a fresh crew, a westbound string of autoracks accelerates out of Minot and soars over the Gassman Coulee trestle.
It's a perfect autumn sunset as an eastbound local rolls across the Gassman Coulee trestle in the last light of the day.
The sun is rapidly setting on the Gassman Coulee trestle as a quartet of GEs hustles a stack train eastward into Minot.
After the CP-BNSF transfer clears out of the way, a loaded BNSF frac sand train accelerates westward past the Minot Amtrak station.