Troubled Empire Builder         
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.
Date: 2/2/2008 Location: Grand Forks, ND   Map Show Grand Forks on a rail map Views: 278 Collection Of:   Mitch Wahlsten
Locomotives: AMTK 507(B32-8WH) AMTK 65(P42DC)    Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
Troubled Empire Builder
Picture Categories: This picture is part of album:  Grand Forks, ND
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Jonathan Hinely General I can see where they wouldn't want to ride in that 3/8/2010 6:12:15 PM

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