Another train of empties bound for the Powder River Basin rolls across Minnesota on the BNSF.
Three types of BNSF coal power is used for this empty train as it rounds a sweeping curve just west of Lake Park. The paint on that GEVO isn't fairing too well. The end of the train can be seen ... (more)
A westbound manifest coasts down the grade toward Dilworth Yard.
A faded 70MAC is in charge of coal empties from Becker, MN that were pulled from the yard in Staples.
The sun makes an appearance in Hawley as coal empties from Xcel Energy cruise west.
Each of BNSF's primary coal hauling locomotives is represented in the consist of this westbound empty coal train seen between Lake Park and Hawley, MN.
After a brief stop in Hawley, we headed home in the last light of the day, having seen nearly 10 trains in a span of just a few hours. But before we could say goodbye to this great railfanning ho... (more)
Straight from the factory in Erie, PA, a trio of brand new BNSF units head west with ethanol empties for Dilworth.
The picture may show just another ordinary manifest on the BNSF, but the route this train took is far from ordinary. This train originated in Superior, WI and came down the Brainerd Sub. A line k... (more)
Two old EMD's are in charge of this stack train through the small western Minnesota town of Hawley. Hearing and seeing these two made the 100 mile trip well worth it.
The crew of this westbound stack train is about to take notice of the railfan convention on the bridge above them.
Grain loads for Interbay, WA cruise through Hawley behind the one of a kind yellow logo.
A westbound stack train is moving pretty good downgrade toward Hawley as sunset approaches.
The only yellow BNSF-ed GEVO does all it can to hold back it's train while gliding down into the Red River valley, as evident by the large amount of heat being dispersed.