Just minutes after sunrise, a tardy Empire Builder flies west through the North Dakota foothills near Larimore.
Priority stacks meet mixed freight from Northtown on the straightaway between the Hawley wooden bridges. The orange Subaru did not let me down when I switched bridges with just 30 seconds to spare... (more)
The sun has been up for just a few minutes, but it has already managed to light the rails aglow in the small town of Audubon as a fast moving priority intermodal train flies west.
America's train cruises through the bright golden Minnesota prairie as it tries to make up time lost the day before in Washington state.
As the St Croix joins the Mississippi in Prescott, mixed freight behind a pair of BNSF motors bangs over the lift bridge from Minnesota into Wisconsin.
Today's JY Local from Jamestown to Dilworth has added a couple extra motors for good measure as it sweeps into Eskelson shortly after sunrise.
With a perfect trio of Burlington Northern cascade green leading the way, the JY Local cruises east over the nearly 100 year old Hi-Line trestle that spans the Sheyenne River at Valley City.
The conductor gives a friendly wave as his train coasts down the hill into the Red River Valley. This was the first revenue run for these freshly rebuilt locomotives and boy do they look awesome i... (more)
With a 50s era GP9 leading the way, the local heads back to Fergus Falls over the south fork of the Buffalo River on a chilly, but clear, winter afternoon.
As the winter sun rises above some distant clouds, the Empire Builder breaks the calm as it flies west out of Larimore with a healthy holiday season consist.
Coal loads for Superior, WI power up for the hill out of the Crystal Springs causeway on a perfect April morning.
Grain loads from New Salem, ND cast a near perfect reflection on the calm Sheyenne River as they soar over the Valley City Trestle.
A perfect matched pair of thirty year old SD50Fs fly out of a frosty winter landscape near Cleveland, North Dakota with coal empties from Spiritwood
With the bank of LEDs leading the way, a rebuilt snow dozer out of Fargo sweeps through Larimore behind a pair of GEs. The roads were less than ideal so chasing these guys as they made track speed... (more)
With the big wing pulled back in after cleaning the elevator track, the sun is out and the dozer is back on the move to its home in Fargo.