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6/28/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Mitch Wahlsten
Dates:8/19/2005 - 12/31/2010
Album Info:Railroad-related pictures taken in and around an approximate 30 mile radius of Grand Forks, ND
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BNSF 8062
Title:  BNSF 8062
Description:  A long unit train of recently-filled grain cars heads down the Glasston Sub on its way into the Grand Forks yard
Photo Date:  10/22/2005  Upload Date: 6/8/2006 4:23:30 PM
Location:  Grand Forks, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8062(SD40-2)
Views:  211   Comments: 1
BN 9208
Title:  BN 9208
Description:  The BN 9208 heads into the siding at Hillsboro to meet another coal train heading north toward Grand Forks
Photo Date:  11/11/2005  Upload Date: 6/6/2006 6:26:41 PM
Location:  Hillsboro, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BN 9208(SD60M)
Views:  235   Comments: 0
BNSF 2922
Title:  BNSF 2922
Description:  A seven car Drayton local passes over its final crossing before entering the Grand Forks yard
Photo Date:  5/11/2006  Upload Date: 6/6/2006 6:03:22 PM
Location:  Grand Forks, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 2922(GP39E)
Views:  198   Comments: 0
BNSF 9288
Title:  BNSF 9288
Description:  An empty coal train with new CP hoppers passes through Buxton. Can you spot all 3 of the flying birds that seem to be attracted to this train?
Photo Date:  5/11/2006  Upload Date: 6/6/2006 6:04:40 PM
Location:  Buxton, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9288(SD60M)
Views:  134   Comments: 0
BNSF 2873
Title:  BNSF 2873
Description:  The Drayton Local, today hauling 11 grain cars, proceeds under the University of North Dakota's "hamster tube" en route to the Grand Forks yard.
Photo Date:  9/9/2006  Upload Date: 9/23/2006 5:59:52 PM
Location:  Grand Forks, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 2873(GP39M)
Views:  167   Comments: 0
BNSF 2419
Title:  BNSF 2419
Description:  The Halloween version of the Drayton Local nears the Grand Forks yard with 23 cars in tow. The 2 inches of snow Grand Forks got the previous day made it look and feel more like November 31 rather than October 31.
Photo Date:  10/31/2006  Upload Date: 11/4/2006 2:53:04 PM
Location:  Grand Forks, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 2419(GP30u)
Views:  201   Comments: 0
BNSF 2035
Title:  BNSF 2035
Description:  The BNSF 2035 heads up the South (Hillsboro) Local as it continues south from Grand Forks. The crew on this train had the pleasure of working in wind chills approaching the dangerous -35F (-37C) mark.
Photo Date:  1/27/2007  Upload Date: 2/9/2007 9:39:58 PM
Location:  Buxton, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 2035(GP38-2)
Views:  173   Comments: 0
BNSF 1103
Title:  BNSF 1103
Description:  The Northtown to Grand Forks manifest comes "home" as light snow falls over the Grand Forks yard
Photo Date:  1/31/2007  Upload Date: 2/9/2007 9:39:57 PM
Location:  Grand Forks, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 1103(C44-9W)
Views:  238   Comments: 0
BNSF 9291
Title:  BNSF 9291
Description:  Coal empties from Crystal Sugar's coal stockpile in Ardoch take the "passenger main" in Grand Forks' yard and cruise past the University of North Dakota's water tower and heating plant. With a temperature at the time of -20F (-29C), Grand Forks is in the midst of its 116th consecutive hour below 0F.
Photo Date:  2/7/2007  Upload Date: 2/9/2007 9:39:58 PM
Location:  Grand Forks, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9291(SD60M)
Views:  2452   Comments: 34
EMDX 758
Title:  EMDX 758
Description:  An 8-car Mayville Local has just entered track 22 at the west end of the Grand Forks yard and will be proceeding to the former roundhouse, where the locomotives will be detached and stored for another day of use.
Photo Date:  2/7/2007  Upload Date: 2/9/2007 9:39:59 PM
Location:  Grand Forks, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  EMDX 758(GP38-2)
Views:  176   Comments: 1
ILSX 1381 (MNN Warroad Local)
Title:  ILSX 1381 (MNN Warroad Local)
Description:  Towing 4 cars from the Canadian Pacific in Thief River Falls, this Minnesota Northern Railroad (MNN) train passes by snow-covered fields on the outskirts of Crookston. This train is just a few hundred feet away from the switch that will take it off BNSF track and into the MNN yard.
Photo Date:  2/16/2007  Upload Date: 2/27/2007 4:03:16 PM
Location:  Crookston, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  ILSX 1381(GP7)
Views:  264   Comments: 1
ILSX 1381 (MNN Warroad Local)
Title:  ILSX 1381 (MNN Warroad Local)
Description:  The Minnesota Northern Railroad's (MNN) Warroad Local travels through the fields outside of Crookston. The train is a few hundred feet away from leaving BNSF track and entering the MNN yard.
Photo Date:  2/16/2007  Upload Date: 2/27/2007 4:04:47 PM
Location:  Crookston, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  ILSX 1381(GP7)
Views:  170   Comments: 0
BNSF 2218
Title:  BNSF 2218
Description:  Under white-out conditions, the first Drayton Local of March eases down track 2 in the yard.
Photo Date:  3/1/2007  Upload Date: 3/11/2007 7:47:54 PM
Location:  Grand Forks, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 2218(GP38)
Views:  177   Comments: 1
BNSF 2218
Title:  BNSF 2218
Description:  Under white-out conditions, the first Drayton Local of March eases down track 2 in the yard.
Photo Date:  3/1/2007  Upload Date: 3/11/2007 7:47:54 PM
Location:  Grand Forks, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 2218(GP38)
Views:  205   Comments: 1
BNSF 8227
Title:  BNSF 8227
Description:  The Northtown to Grand Forks manifest train comes "home" under snowy conditions and with an unusual consist: an ex-Santa Fe SD75M, an ex-BN SW1000, and a Ferromex SD40-2. The pigeons were sitting on top of grain car to the right of the locomotive before getting spooked.
Photo Date:  3/1/2007  Upload Date: 3/11/2007 7:47:53 PM
Location:  Grand Forks, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8227(SD75M)
Views:  218   Comments: 2
Dilworth-Grand Forks at Sunset
Title:  Dilworth-Grand Forks at Sunset
Description:  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.
Photo Date:  3/27/2007  Upload Date: 5/19/2007 4:43:15 AM
Location:  Grand Forks, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  EMDX 9032(SD60)
Views:  155   Comments: 0
Special High-Wide Train
Title:  Special High-Wide Train
Description:  The BNSF 4308 leads a special high-wide move consisting of components for the Alberta Oil Sands project. After a quick crew change in the yard, the train was on its way to Noyes, MN, where it would be interchanged with the CN and head into Canada.
Photo Date:  5/4/2007  Upload Date: 5/4/2007 10:42:59 PM
Location:  Grand Forks, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 4308(C44-9W)
Views:  111   Comments: 0
Troubled Empire Builder
Title:  Troubled Empire Builder
Description:  The Empire Builder is in big trouble just a few hundred feet away from the Grand Forks, North Dakota depot. After departing on a clear signal following a 5 minute station stop, the lead locomotive suddenly lost its main reservoir pressure and came to a stop at the site pictured here. The train remained here for about 3 hours, until the Amtrak crew with the assistance of mechanics from the Grand Forks yard decided that the lead locomotive was inoperative and would need to be set out.
Photo Date:  2/2/2008  Upload Date: 7/18/2008 3:40:13 AM
Location:  Grand Forks, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Views:  134   Comments: 0
Troubled Empire Builder
Title:  Troubled Empire Builder
Description:  Two locomotives belonging to a doomed Empire Builder are on the east leg of the wye in Grand Forks, North Dakota about to connect back to the rest of the train. The locomotives were on the wye in the first place because the locomotive that the train came into Grand Forks with broke down and the only other locomotive suitable to lead, the AMTK 65, was facing the wrong way. Though facing the correct way from the get go, the AMTK 507, in case you were wondering, was deemed an unsuitable leader because the heater in it didn't work. The crew would have had a pretty uncomfortable ride with the outdoor temperature hovering around 0F.
Photo Date:  2/2/2008  Upload Date: 7/18/2008 3:40:13 AM
Location:  Grand Forks, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  AMTK 507(B32-8WH) AMTK 65(P42DC)
Views:  251   Comments: 1
FURX 7267
Title:  FURX 7267
Description:  The Minot, ND - Superior, WI manifest snakes into a typically crowded Grand Forks yard on a pleasant early February morning.
Photo Date:  2/2/2008  Upload Date: 7/18/2008 3:40:14 AM
Location:  Grand Forks, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  FURX 7267(SD40-2)
Views:  173   Comments: 1
Troubled Empire Builder
Title:  Troubled Empire Builder
Description:  A beleaguered Empire Builder pulls around the west leg of the wye at West Grand Forks and into the depot to pick up and drop off approximately 25 passengers. At this point, the train is about 11 hours late, partly as a result of hitting a pickup truck about 30 miles west of here near the former town of Shawnee, ND. Although the station stop at Grand Forks only lasted 5 minutes, the train ended up spending about 4 hours in town after the lead locomotive lost its main reservoir pressure not more than 30 seconds after officially departing the station. Once the train finally did leave Grand Forks with a rearranged consist, its crew died on hours, causing a further delay until a relief crew from over 200 miles away in St. Cloud, MN could continue to pull the train east. All in all, it took the train an unbelievable 9 hours and 43 minutes to travel between Devils Lake, ND and Fargo ND; it should take about 2 hours and 42 minutes.
Photo Date:  2/2/2008  Upload Date: 7/18/2008 3:40:15 AM
Location:  Grand Forks, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  AMTK 23(P42DC)
Views:  186   Comments: 0
Troubled Empire Builder
Title:  Troubled Empire Builder
Description:  The Amtrak station may be to the right, but the incapacitated AMTK 23 isn't headed in that direction. In reality, it (and two other Amtrak locomotives) are uncoupled from the rest of the Empire Builder and heading toward the Grand Forks yard so that the 23 can be dropped off and the other two locomotives wyed so that a suitable locomotive is in the lead.
Photo Date:  2/2/2008  Upload Date: 7/18/2008 3:40:15 AM
Location:  Grand Forks, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  AMTK 23(P42DC)
Views:  135   Comments: 0
Troubled Empire Builder
Title:  Troubled Empire Builder
Description:  After the lead locomotive on the Empire Builder broke down following a station stop in Grand Forks, North Dakota, a plan was made to drop it off in the nearby Grand Forks yard and wye the remaining two locomotives so that a suitable one could lead. To carry out this plan, however, meant detaching all the locomotives from the rest of train. So, for about 45 minutes, this bizarre scene of an Amtrak train without locomotives but holding, in my estimate, at least 200 angry passengers could be seen at the western end of Grand Forks.
Photo Date:  2/2/2008  Upload Date: 7/18/2008 3:40:16 AM
Location:  Grand Forks, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Views:  110   Comments: 0


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