An Oakway leaser and BNSF 9277 (the unique H1 EMD widecab) rest on Main 2 near the 25th St. overpass after picking up SCKX empties left there from the Otter Tail Valley Railroad. This interchange... (more)
Destroying the earth and the environment (yeah right!), this Oakway smokes it up as it departs Dilworth eastbound with a high priority Pasco, WA - Northtown, MN manifest.
The South Local with a pair of EMDX leasers creeps south through Hillsboro with a long train to take the siding and clear the main for M-GFDNTW.
A grungy EMD SD60 leads baretables south through Thompson on a pleasant spring day. This is North Dakota's 500th photo on RP.net!
Another set of baretables being led by Oakway power heads for the Hillsboro Sub. I have a theory that with the increase in the new Tier-2 AC units BNSF is receiving that older coal power like the... (more)
Daily GFD to NTW manifest rolls south into Thompson. The only blue remaining from the original GM nose herald clings to life on the lower right-hand side under the foot step.
A long Grand Forks - Northtown manifest rolls south past Alton's resident grain shuffler, DLSX 2307. This same combo of Oakways would be providing power on the day's M-DILGFD as well.
A closeup study of a leased SD40-2 freshly painted with a bevy of horns on top. The MOW train is preparing a backup as a track worker checks out the Tug Fork in the distance.
With a nice crisp paintjob, worktrain 98J backs onto the west leg of the wye at Wharncliffe, clearing the Pokey main for oncoming coal traffic. Spring has just tinted the beautiful hills along the... (more)
Trains aren't exactly small, but next to this grain elevator in Alton they look like Micro Machines. This lone Oakway negotiates a slow order south toward Fargo on a pleasant afternoon.
I've always been a fan of the Oakways, and an even bigger fan when I see the GM herald as intact as this one is. Southbound baretable train breezes through Thompson.
Ex-demo unit EMD 3 in a nice consist leads coal empties en route to the mines.
Working on the point of an Eastward freight, two EMD SD70 lease/demonstrators are setting out two locomotives to be picked up by a Westbound later in the day at Monolith, which is just East of the... (more)
Right as the sun begins to set over the Grand Forks yard on a beautiful March evening, a pair of headlights marks the arrival of the daily Dilworth-Grand Forks manifest.