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Mitch Wahlsten's Collection
 
8/18/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Mitch Wahlsten
Dates:7/8/2007 - 7/17/2007
Album Info:Railroad photos taken during a vacation in North Dakota, Montana, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba in July 2007.
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BNSF 8297
Title:  BNSF 8297
Description:  Having just picked up an extra locomotive, the crew on this empty coal train is patiently waiting for the signal at the west siding switch South Berea to clear so that they can reconnect their locomotives to their cars and proceed west to the Mandan yard.
Photo Date:  7/8/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:18:46 AM
Location:  Berea, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8297(SD75I)
Views:  230   Comments: 0
BNSF 8297
Title:  BNSF 8297
Description:  On a perfect evening to have the window open, the Great Falls Local passes next to the rocky hills near Armington as it continues its journey south.
Photo Date:  7/8/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:18:44 AM
Location:  Peak, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8297(SD75I)
Views:  187   Comments: 0
BNSF 8297
Title:  BNSF 8297
Description:  After stopping about 7 miles down the road in Berea to pick up the ex-BN SD60M, this empty coal train is now back up to track speed and rounding the curve to the east of Sanborn.
Photo Date:  7/8/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:18:48 AM
Location:  Sanborn, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8297(SD75I)
Views:  213   Comments: 0
BNSF 8297
Title:  BNSF 8297
Description:  A westbound empty coal train goes past through the lake to the east of Sanborn. This is about the normal level of the water next to the tracks in this area.
Photo Date:  7/8/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:18:47 AM
Location:  Sanborn, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8297(SD75I)
Views:  188   Comments: 0
BNSF 8297
Title:  BNSF 8297
Description:  Three Warbonnet EMDs lead an empty coal train high above the Sheyenne River in Valley City as storm clouds begin forming in the sky.
Photo Date:  7/8/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:18:45 AM
Location:  Valley City, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8297(SD75I)
Views:  252   Comments: 0
DMVW 9413
Title:  DMVW 9413
Description:  A 52-car corn train is stopped and strung out on the curve in McKenzie awaiting a crew to lead it down BNSF rails from McKenzie to Bismarck and then up DMVW rails to the Blue Flint Ethanol Plant in Underwood, ND.
Photo Date:  7/8/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:18:48 AM
Location:  McKenzie, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  DMVW 9413(GP40-2LW)
Views:  243   Comments: 2
DMVW 9413
Title:  DMVW 9413
Description:  A 52-car corn train is stopped and strung out on the curve in McKenzie awaiting a crew to lead it down BNSF rails from McKenzie to Bismarck and then up DMVW rails to the Blue Flint Ethanol Plant in Underwood, ND.
Photo Date:  7/8/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:18:49 AM
Location:  McKenzie, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  DMVW 9413(GP40-2LW)
Views:  478   Comments: 0
BNSF 2173
Title:  BNSF 2173
Description:  The road switcher from the yard in Mandan sits on an industry track in Bismarck as the crew (on the ground) waits to copy a track warrant to go out on the main to do more work.
Photo Date:  7/9/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:18:53 AM
Location:  Bismarck, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 2173(GP38)
Views:  205   Comments: 0
BNSF 8233
Title:  BNSF 8233
Description:  An eastbound coal train with BNSF 9206 in consist comes around the large curve in McKenzie and in so doing wraps around a 52-car Dakota, Missouri Valley & Western (DMVW) corn train stopped on that railroad's Hazelton Subdivision. The DMVW crew is waiting for the coal train to pass so that they can get on BNSF's rails and head 20 miles west toward Bismarck.
Photo Date:  7/9/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:18:52 AM
Location:  McKenzie, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8233(SD75M) BNSF 9206(SD60M)
Views:  352   Comments: 3
BNSF 8242
Title:  BNSF 8242
Description:  Was this picture of an eastbound coal train taken in Burleigh or Menoken? It's Burleigh if you ask the railroad, but Menoken if you ask local residents or consult a road map. The dual names have existed since 1891, when the Northern Pacific decided too many places on its lines began with the letter M and renamed its Menoken station Burleigh. The townspeople weren't impressed, however, and continue to stick with the name Menoken.
Photo Date:  7/9/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:18:50 AM
Location:  Menoken, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8242(SD75M)
Views:  193   Comments: 2
BNSF 9956
Title:  BNSF 9956
Description:  Just as the sun is about to set for the day, an empty coal train, sparkling clean following earlier rain storms in the area, rounds the curve to the west of Dickinson.
Photo Date:  7/9/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:00 AM
Location:  Dickinson, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9956(SD70MAC)
Views:  130   Comments: 0
BNSF 9956
Title:  BNSF 9956
Description:  A westbound empty coal train heads toward the pot of gold as it basks in sunlight following a brief, heavy downpour. The clouds in the background were a part of a big storm system that spawned a few severe thunderstorms in the area.
Photo Date:  7/9/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:18:59 AM
Location:  Gladstone, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9956(SD70MAC)
Views:  189   Comments: 1
BNSF 9956
Title:  BNSF 9956
Description:  A westbound empty coal train basks in sunlight following a brief, heavy downpour. The clouds in the background were a part of a big storm system that spawned a few severe thunderstorms in the area.
Photo Date:  7/9/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:04 AM
Location:  Gladstone, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9956(SD70MAC)
Views:  138   Comments: 0
BNSF 9971
Title:  BNSF 9971
Description:  A almost all-red unit train from Superior, WI to Laurel, MT basks in sunlight following a brief, heavy downpour. The clouds in the background were a part of a big storm system that spawned a few severe thunderstorms in the area.
Photo Date:  7/9/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:01 AM
Location:  Gladstone, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9971(SD70MAC)
Views:  117   Comments: 0
BNSF 9971
Title:  BNSF 9971
Description:  An almost all red unit train from Superior, WI to Laurel, MT basks in sunlight following a brief, heavy downpour. The clouds in the background were a part of a big storm system that spawned a few severe thunderstorms in the area.
Photo Date:  7/9/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:02 AM
Location:  Gladstone, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9971(SD70MAC)
Views:  226   Comments: 0
BNSF 9971
Title:  BNSF 9971
Description:  An almost all red unit train from Superior, WI to Laurel, MT basks in sunlight following a brief, heavy downpour. The clouds in the background were a part of a big storm system that spawned a few severe thunderstorms in the area.
Photo Date:  7/9/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:03 AM
Location:  Gladstone, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9971(SD70MAC)
Views:  181   Comments: 1
Caboose
Title:  Caboose
Description:  Like a 10 mph snake, a train full of lignite coal from the Antelope Valley mine about 35 miles down the line rounds the curve south of Stanton and approaches its destination of the Leland Olds Power Plant.
Photo Date:  7/9/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:18:56 AM
Location:  Stanton, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives: 
Views:  117   Comments: 0
EMD 9025
Title:  EMD 9025
Description:  The second, final, coal train for the day to the Leland Olds Power Plant near Stanton is empty and heading through Beulah on its way west back to the mine.
Photo Date:  7/9/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:18:57 AM
Location:  Beulah, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  EMDX 9025(SD60)
Views:  363   Comments: 1
EMD 9025
Title:  EMD 9025
Description:  The second, final, coal train for the day to the Leland Olds Power Plant near Stanton is empty and heading through Beulah on its way west back to the mine.
Photo Date:  7/9/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:18:58 AM
Location:  Beulah, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  EMDX 9025(SD60)
Views:  202   Comments: 0
EMD 9025
Title:  EMD 9025
Description:  Like a 10 mph snake, a train full of lignite coal from the Antelope Valley mine about 35 miles down the line rounds the curve south of Stanton and approaches its destination of the Leland Olds Power Plant.
Photo Date:  7/9/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:18:55 AM
Location:  Stanton, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  EMDX 9025(SD60)
Views:  365   Comments: 3
Missouri River Bridge
Title:  Missouri River Bridge
Description:  One of the daily manifest trains that pass through Bismarck travels over the Missouri River and one of the most important bridges on the ex-Northern Pacific main line.
Photo Date:  7/9/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:18:54 AM
Location:  Bismarck, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives: 
Views:  380   Comments: 0
BNSF-DMVW Meetup
Title:  BNSF-DMVW Meetup
Description:  A BNSF coal train meets up with a DMVW corn train waiting to leave the DMVW's tracks and get on the BNSF's tracks.
Photo Date:  7/9/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:18:51 AM
Location:  McKenzie, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives: 
Views:  88   Comments: 0
BNSF 8224
Title:  BNSF 8224
Description:  With the locomotives giving it all the power they've got, an eastbound coal train going to Superior, WI tackles one of the most grueling hills in North Dakota.
Photo Date:  7/10/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:07 AM
Location:  Sully Springs, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8224(SD75M)
Views:  195   Comments: 0
BNSF 8224
Title:  BNSF 8224
Description:  With the locomotives giving it all the power they've got, an eastbound coal train going to Superior, WI tackles one of the most grueling hills in North Dakota.
Photo Date:  7/10/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:07 AM
Location:  Sully Springs, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8224(SD75M)
Views:  196   Comments: 0
BNSF 8285
Title:  BNSF 8285
Description:  The recent increase in the use of DPUs on BNSF's northern coal line doesn't appear to have affected the use of manned helpers in western North Dakota, as illustrated by the end of this train traveling up the hill at Sully Springs. The ES44AC is a DPU, while the two SD75s are helpers that will be cut off about 7 miles away in Fryburg.
Photo Date:  7/10/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:09 AM
Location:  Sully Springs, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8285(SD75I)
Views:  147   Comments: 0
BNSF 8285
Title:  BNSF 8285
Description:  The rear helper does its best to shove the final third of a loaded coal train up the hill at Sully Springs.
Photo Date:  7/10/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:10 AM
Location:  Sully Springs, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8285(SD75I)
Views:  157   Comments: 0
BNSF 8299
Title:  BNSF 8299
Description:  A lonley helper locomotive coasts past the landscape of the badlands on its way back to Glendive, MT.
Photo Date:  7/10/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:06 AM
Location:  Sully Springs, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8299(SD75I)
Views:  179   Comments: 0
BNSF 9204
Title:  BNSF 9204
Description:  With a classic all-SD60 consist (the rear helper was even an ex-BN SD60M), an eastbound coal train races through a field to the west of Beach and about a mile away from the North Dakota-Montana border.
Photo Date:  7/10/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:11 AM
Location:  Beach, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9204(SD60M)
Views:  134   Comments: 0
BNSF 9296
Title:  BNSF 9296
Description:  The end of an eastbound coal train is on top of concrete ties as it swings around the curve to the west of Beach.
Photo Date:  7/10/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:12 AM
Location:  Beach, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9296(SD60M)
Views:  187   Comments: 0
BNSF 9495
Title:  BNSF 9495
Description:  An eastbound coal train with 3 locomotives in the BN "exectuive" scheme goes past the Dickinson dam west of town
Photo Date:  7/10/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:05 AM
Location:  Dickinson, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9495(SD70MAC)
Views:  164   Comments: 0
BNSF 9736
Title:  BNSF 9736
Description:  The rear helper does its best to shove the final third of a loaded coal train up the hill at Sully Springs.
Photo Date:  7/10/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:08 AM
Location:  Sully Springs, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9736(SD70MAC)
Views:  148   Comments: 0
EMD 9061
Title:  EMD 9061
Description:  The weather's great for the engineer/conductor of the rear helper to have the door open as he speeds past the old Northern Pacific depot in Beach.
Photo Date:  7/10/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:13 AM
Location:  Beach, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  EMDX 9061(SD60)
Views:  143   Comments: 0
BNSF 1117
Title:  BNSF 1117
Description:  Two dash 9 and one dash 8, all in different paint schemes, lead a westbound grain train along the Yellowstone River near Terry. The train is about 9 miles away from the switch that will take it off the Forsyth Subdivision and onto the Hettinger Subdivision.
Photo Date:  7/11/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:17 AM
Location:  Terry, MT
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 1117(C44-9W) BNSF 808(C40-8W) BNSF 4404(C44-9W)
Views:  289   Comments: 0
BNSF 4889
Title:  BNSF 4889
Description:  The daily Z train from Chicago to Laurel, still referred to with its BN symbol of "train 19" in these parts, is about to throw a wrench into operations on the Forsyth Subdivision (in the foreground) as it comes off the Hettinger Subdivision at Terry.
Photo Date:  7/11/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:14 AM
Location:  Terry, MT
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 4889(C44-9W)
Views:  153   Comments: 0
BNSF 5892
Title:  BNSF 5892
Description:  The end of a westbound empty coal train skirts the edge of the Yellowstone River as it continues through the river's lush valley. The island in the background is one of many along the river in this part of Montana.
Photo Date:  7/11/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:19 AM
Location:  Hathaway, MT
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 5892(ES44AC)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
BNSF 6121
Title:  BNSF 6121
Description:  The DPU of a coal train passes alongside the wide, but shallow Yellowstone River as it continues east.
Photo Date:  7/11/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:20 AM
Location:  Hathaway, MT
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 6121(ES44AC)
Views:  153   Comments: 0
BNSF 8807
Title:  BNSF 8807
Description:  The DPU at the end of an eastbound coal train passes through the lush Yellowstone River Valley
Photo Date:  7/11/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:20 AM
Location:  Hysham, MT
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8807(SD70MAC)
Views:  179   Comments: 0
BNSF 9831
Title:  BNSF 9831
Description:  An empty coal train cruises past the Terry Badlands and alongside the Yellowstone River as it continues west through eastern Montana.
Photo Date:  7/11/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:16 AM
Location:  Terry, MT
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9831(SD70MAC)
Views:  111   Comments: 0
BNSF 9837
Title:  BNSF 9837
Description:  An empty coal train passes alongside the wide, but shallow Yellowstone River as it continues west.
Photo Date:  7/11/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:18 AM
Location:  Hathaway, MT
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9837(SD70MAC)
Views:  462   Comments: 3
BNSF 9947
Title:  BNSF 9947
Description:  An empty coal train cruises past the Terry Badlands and alongside the Yellowstone River as it continues west through eastern Montana.
Photo Date:  7/11/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:15 AM
Location:  Terry, MT
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9947(SD70MAC)
Views:  134   Comments: 0
BNSF 7916
Title:  BNSF 7916
Description:  The Laurel Subdivision's daily southbound manifest from Sweet Grass, MT to Laurel, MT has 3 SD40-2s that are giving it all they've got to get their train up the grueling hill that begins about 12 miles away in Armington.
Photo Date:  7/12/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:24 AM
Location:  Raynesford, MT
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 7916(SD40-2)
Views:  183   Comments: 1
BNSF 8203
Title:  BNSF 8203
Description:  An eastbound empty coal train from Portland General Electric passes through the 29th street crossing near the east end of MRL's downtown Billings yard.
Photo Date:  7/12/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:23 AM
Location:  Billings, MT
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8203(SD75M)
Views:  225   Comments: 1
EMDX 785
Title:  EMDX 785
Description:  On a perfect evening to have the window open, the Great Falls Local passes next to the rocky hills near Armington as it continues its journey south.
Photo Date:  7/12/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:18:42 AM
Location:  Armington, MT
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  EMDX 785(GP38-2)
Views:  196   Comments: 1
EMDX 785
Title:  EMDX 785
Description:  The Great Falls Local, with just 14 cars, is having little trouble going uphill as it goes through the tiny community of Raynesford.
Photo Date:  7/12/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:21 AM
Location:  Raynesford, MT
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  EMDX 785(GP38-2)
Views:  194   Comments: 1
AMTK 88
Title:  AMTK 88
Description:  The eastbound Empire Builder departs Shelby about 90 minutes late.
Photo Date:  7/13/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:18:43 AM
Location:  Shelby, MT
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  AMTK 88(P42DC) AMTK 94(P42DC)
Views:  227   Comments: 0
BNSF 1712
Title:  BNSF 1712
Description:  The Great Falls Tramp Job, using a chop-nosed remote controlled SD9, is working the spur that goes to the city's refinery on the north side and traveling alongside the Missouri River. The river was filled with seagulls, ducks, geese, and pelicans.
Photo Date:  7/13/2007  Upload Date: 7/28/2007 6:19:22 AM
Location:  Great Falls, MT
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 1712(SD9)
Views:  447   Comments: 0
CP 8632
Title:  CP 8632
Description:  A priority intermodal train comes up to the mile 8.4 signals on its way west from Swift Current.
Photo Date:  7/14/2007  Upload Date: 8/8/2007 5:05:55 PM
Location:  Beverley, SK
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  CP 8632(AC44CW)
Views:  218   Comments: 0
CP 8705
Title:  CP 8705
Description:  Potash loads sail west through Chaplin with the town's obligatory grain elevator in the background.
Photo Date:  7/14/2007  Upload Date: 8/8/2007 5:05:56 PM
Location:  Chaplin, SK
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  CP 8705(ES44AC)
Views:  357   Comments: 0
CP 9657
Title:  CP 9657
Description:  A westbound train of tank cars passes by the signal at the east siding switch Waldeck.
Photo Date:  7/14/2007  Upload Date: 8/8/2007 5:05:56 PM
Location:  Waldeck, SK
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  CP 9657(AC44CW)
Views:  203   Comments: 0
CP 8735
Title:  CP 8735
Description:  A westbound intermodal train has canola fields and the "skyline" of Sintaluta alongside it as it passes through the Saskatchewan countryside.
Photo Date:  7/15/2007  Upload Date: 8/8/2007 5:05:52 PM
Location:  Sintaluta, SK
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  CP 8735(ES44AC) CP 8561(AC44CW)
Views:  392   Comments: 2


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