One of several leased CitiRail Gevos tags along second out on this stack train heading eastward at the MP 240.5 defect detector.
A stack train grinds its way eastward out of the Red River Valley and under the wooden bridge at Muskoda. The bridge was destroyed eight days later when sparks from a passing train set it on fire.
Running on another coal load's block, the 9171 and the 9827 grind uphill through the quiet countryside west of Hawley. The train is running on the wrong main due to a CWR train that was working we... (more)
As summer comes to an end... the leaves just start with a hint of fall color as this coal train hits the grade crossing as a truck slows for the wait. Judging by the skid marks on the road, a few... (more)
A nice Warbonnet leads loaded coal out of the Red River Valley through the big cut in Muskoda.
One of BNSF's badly faded dash 9s leads a Z train around the curve a couple miles south of Hawley.
A pair of pre-Swoosh GEVOs and a Dash 9 lead a Z-train slowly west through the cut south of Hawley. I'm not sure if it's the results of a derailment in the area a few days prior, the hot temps, o... (more)
MERC coal loads with BNSF 8204 creep toward Hawley eastbound and will have to wait as three westbounds clear off his main at the crossovers located there.
A huge MoW project is going on along the Staples Sub as new track is being laid which has action slowed down until ~1300L each day. Here the work train heads west toward Dilworth as a MERC coal t... (more)
Westbound stack train glides through the cut near Muskoda on its way toward the Stockwood Fill and into the Dilworth Yard. It was a little greener in the area last year at this time :(
Late day sun illuminates this unpatched Burlington Northern Executive MAC as it hustles west with coal empties and two SD70ACes.