Northern Plain's Kramer turn prepares to couple to a cut of loaded hoppers that will eventually be interchange to CP at Kenmare, ND. Power today is a pair of classic GPs with illustrious historie... (more)
A pair of Northern Plains GPs sit quiet at the end of track at Kramer, ND. In short order, a crew will arrive and pick up the loaded hoppers in the background at the elevator to take west to the ... (more)
Eastbound NPR train with 27 cars off the CP and 4 classic geeps for power.
Eastbound NPR train arrives at Norma, where they will setout 5 cars at the elevator and meet a westbound train.
East and westbound Northern Plains trains meet at the tiny town of Norma.Both trains are powered by veteran EMD geeps.
A quartet of veteran geeps power this Northern Plains train east with 27 cars off the CP at Kenmare.Seen here at Norma, where they will set out 5 cars and meet a westbound train for Kenmare.
Ballast train from the CP at Kenmare, makes its way east on the Northern Plains Railroad east of Norma. This crew stopped at Trolley and dumped rock with MofW. 10 mph track made it an easy chase.
NPR 2297 returns back to Lansford on the very remote Kramer line. Kramer is now the end of track, with the section between there and Bisbee abandoned and overgrown with weeds.
The NPR's Kenmare Turn coasts down the big hill into the Souris Valley as a CP freight ascends the other side, with the tail end still visible. Also note the bright yellow rapeseed fields.