After switching out Minn-Dak Farmers Coop just over the border, a perfect set of SW1200 switchers return to Breckenridge with 48 cars.
Red River Valley & Western's out of service CF7 slugs await an uncertain fate in the yard at Breckenridge, dwarfed by the local grain elevator.
A RRVW GP15C and an ILSX GP39-2 lead a train of empties back toward Breckenridge, MN from Davenport, ND.
A pair of GP38-2s lead RRVW's Hankinston Turn across the former Soo, now CP main line, seen here passing the lush field around the siding at Oswald.
Red River Valley & Western #300 leads a short train through a classic rural scene near Jamestown, ND || Sept 1989
RRVW turn job from Breckenridge to Hankinson hustles south on BNSF rails.
Departing the yard at Breckinridge with a 47 car Hankinson Turn.
Breckenridge, MN and Wahpeton, ND can be seen in the distance as RRVW's Hankinson turn heads south on the BNSF. To call this portion of Minnesota flat is an understatement.
With 35 cars in tow, a pair of Red River Valley and Western units out of Breckenridge head west on the CP for Hankinson over the frozen Bois De Sioux River.
Red River Valley units at Breckenridge, MN.
To complete their work at Fairmount and Hankinson, ND, Red River Valley & Western must utilize trackage rights on both the BNSF and Canadian Pacific. Here, they are in between both railroads as t... (more)
Red River Valley & Western put together a pretty epic lashup for todays Hankinson Turn. Six geeps work together to keep the 5000+ tons of freight moving to their destination.
A pair of RRVW GP20's wait to make their move across the BNSF KO Sub at New Rockford, ND as the BNSF 7895 west, the M-NTWMIN1-25 passes by on 9/26/13.
CAT-Powered RRVW 2053 is on the point of a Twin Cities & Western transfer passing a Minnesota Commercial's Midway Yard. The train is heading for downtown St. Paul and past Dayton's Bluff.