An SD40-2 works the east end of the bowl tracks next to stored SD75's at Northtown. Meanwhile, a crew works hard to rerail an NS Dash 9 that split a switch just beyond the CP overpass in the dist... (more)
A BNSF Autorack train makes it's way past a couple of tracks of stored locomotives.
A CP transfer departs Northtown past a string of stored BNSF locomotives.
A BNSF Autorack train makes it's way through Northtown Yard.
Driving rain falls on Northtown yard, as a lone SD40 pulls a cut of cans out for headroom. To the right sit many SD70s, laid up in good order until traffic levels improve.
An SD39/slug set prepares to roll down the slippery hump on. Downtown Minneapolis can be vaguely seen amid the thickening fog.
Two smaller ATSF EMD's continue to switch as they pass a long line of there bigger brothers that are in storage.
An empty coal train from Portage, WI passes a string of LUGO SD75s on its way back to the coal fields. The Minneapolis skyline forms the background
Sign of the times. Although there are older, obsolete models represented in the deadlines at Northtown, SD75s have been added to the growing list of sidelined units.
The deadlines continue to grow at Northtown with the fairly recent addition of the majority of the BNSF SD75 fleet. Other models represented here are SD60Ms, a GP60B, SD40-2s, and SD45-2s.
A pair of the BNSF's new ES44C4s departing Northtown Yard during their first visit to Minnesota.
A pair of ex. Santa Fe GP39-2's shove a windmill parts train into the north receiving yard at Northtown as a group of MOW personal discuss their next move.
This is the current deadline at Northtown Yard. Sadly, it's all variations of the best locomotive ever, EMD's SD40-2 in cascade green and H1 paint...
BN green, ATSF blue and yellow, BNSF orange and green, NREX gray, and Conrail Quality blue provide a backdrop as BNSF 6332 noses under the Saint Anthony Parkway overpass.
I had never seen a remote control equipped SD40-2 before, and today I have seen two. Whiteface BNSF 6332 works the south end of the yard as contruction continues on double-tracking the Soo Line ov... (more)