Waking up to a forecast that said it would be sunny all day, this wasnt the weather I was anticipating. A westbound Superior, WI to Decker Mine, WY empty rolls thru the thick fog at Cleveland. The... (more)
Laurel, MT to Galesburg, IL manifest train works pass the small lakes west of Cleveland. This short train is making good speed over the farley flat terrain.
The area between Valley City, ND and Steel, ND is known as the Missouri Coteau. This area is known for glacial potholes and hills, where glaciers were believed to stalled years ago. This Black Thu... (more)
A Dakota Missouri Valley and Western local sits and waits for BNSF traffic to pass before getting a warrant to run back into Bismark, ND with 50 loads. This Portage, WI empty has alittle variety i... (more)
5 SD75M's and 2 ES44AC's power this Superior, WI to Spring Creek Mine, WY empty coal train pass the Sterling Elevator's switch engine. 7 orange painted BNSF units look nice anytime you can get the... (more)
With the last BNSF train bye, the DMVW gets into position to shove out onto the Jamestown sub for the run west to MP 194 near Bismark, ND. 3 units and 50 loads for the trip west.
This Northtown, MN to Laurel, MT manifest train is pulling down to the west end of the siding at Peak to meet a eastbound coal train. 8 units is plenty of power today for this short train.
A westbound empty coal train passes a field of sunflowers that have already bowed their heads for the evening.
BNSF 5987 and six other headend units catch a small hole in the storm clouds as the round a sweeping curve east of Windsor, North Dakota. Note the train also has a DPU unit visible above the 5987.
Eastbound BNSF local with BNSF 1518, EMDX 743, 2871, and 2934 and a few grain cars cross the Valley City treastle (3886 feet long and 155 feet high)
Westbound EMDX 9092 and BNSF 8271 on train WB E-BENBTM-118A cross the Valley City trestle just before sunset
Eastbound BNSF 5353, 4963 on a grain train crossing the Valley City treastle