Clay Boswell coal empties fly through Reynolds with an SD70MAC and an SD70ACe in charge.
Coal empties roll south past the Alton Grain Terminal and the "fall" colors of the mostly treeless Red River Valley of eastern North Dakota with another all-AC powered lashup. Learn more at more)
Coal loads blast through the highway 101 crossing at 47MPH as they begin to slow for a crew change in Cass Lake. I'm shooting at 300mm about 3/4 mile away.
After four other westbounds passed through, it was finally time for the coal empties to make an appearance. Here BNSF 9966 leads new coal power and a string of DEEX hoppers late in the day.