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Hop on Board the Northern Pacific Railroad, take a ride on an ox cart or cruise down the Missouri River for a whirlwind tour of North Dakota's transportation history. Produced by Prairie Public Television and the North Dakota Department of Transportation, Rivers, Roads, Rails and Air shows how North Dakota's transportation has changed throughout history and how North Dakota's history has been tied to those changes. Rivers, Roads, Rails and Air uses archival photos and film and interviews with historians, longtime North Dakota residents and transportation experts to detail transportation in North Dakota, from its early beginnings to the present. This Prairie Public Classic documentary was first aired in 1996.
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A long line of freight to get into Canada
BNSF 7625 & 8159 and their mixed freight train are west bound and I video taped them at three locations starting at west of Eldridge, ND. The video shows the locations. There was a large amount of Loram equipment sitting in Cleveland, ND so i can only assume restrictions on speed and that is why the first two videos the train is running slow. This could be a Dilworth, MN to Glendive, MT local, not sure.
NORTH DAKOTA FREIGHT TRAIN
The videos were taken over several days. The first few are while sitting next to the tracks in Ross, North Dakota. The next day was spent in Minot at several locations. All but the last video were shot from the pedestrian walking bridges over the BNSF while the last one is west of the CP yard in Minot. The CP train was the transfer train where CP takes cars from their yard and delivers them to BNSF Gavin yard. There they pick up any cars for transfer to CP. The caboose is used to protect reverse movements thru the city.
In June of 2011 I worked as a traveling nurse in Williston, North Dakota. This left me with some railfan time on my hands so spent time beside the tracks in Williston; Bainsville, Montana; Culbertson, Montama; and then back to Williston watching a lot of BNSF grain trains among others.
The wayfreight from Breckenridge has parked most of their train at Davenport, while the remainder makes a trip down the 4th sub to drop cars at Enderlin, ND. While in route, they slow to set out a few at Sheldon. The last 6 cars will be transferred to the CP.
A CP Rail Manifest Freight with a AC4400CW and a SD40-2 cross the Sheyenne National Grasslands in Southern North Dakota. This is the former Soo Line at MP 241, Orchid siding, on the Elbow Lake Subdivision. The train is Eastbound going from Enderlin North Dakota to Glenwood Minnesota and is typical of a CP manifest, with empty sand cars up front (North Dakota Oil Fracking), loaded Grain, emptys, and a nice cut of Tank Cars at the end carrying North Dakota crude. Train is on track with maximum speed of 49 mph at the east end of Orchid siding as it crosses North Dakota Highway 27. August 25, 2013.
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Another segment of my Sept, 2014 Amtrak trip. More than half shot with an Iphone 5S. I think the slight buzzing sound is the way I had the Iphone against the window and the train motion caused it to vibrate. Other videos from this Sept, 2014 trip: https://youtu.be/dk7JAHVckGY https://youtu.be/GwOvmtSa0nA https://youtu.be/Z8UKA9QZJEE https://youtu.be/m8vTKd8xY8Q https://youtu.be/2OvTuoR6XQ0
Get it online here: http://www.pletsexpress.com/fnimall/Plets/101BOC1/vid_trains.phtml - VOLUME ONE - Great BNSF and CP train action across the Bakken Oil Fields in scenic Northwestern North Dakota. See long crude oil unit trains as they travel across the beautiful North Dakota prairies and come rolling through several small towns and cities. Plus other exciting train action including unit trains of frac sand, grain and intermodal along with road freights and locals. The BNSF Railway dominates the train action on Volume One along with a good amount of Canadian Pacific trains and a few of Amtrak's passenger trains. This program also features the spectacular Gassman Coulee Trestle, a few historic depots and the train action hot spot of Minot which includes Soo Tower where the main lines of...
To read the full report follow the link below: https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/pages/casselton_nd.aspx Casselton, North Dakota December 30, 2013 DCA14MR004 The video comes from the forward-facing on-board image recorders from the two trains involved in the accident. Video from the Grain Train lead locomotive 6990 was downloaded from the undamaged GE Lococam on-board image recorder. Parametric data from the Grain Train lead locomotive 6990 was downloaded from the undamaged event recorder. Video from the Crude Oil Train lead locomotive 4934 was obtained from data transmitted wirelessly when the emergency brakes were applied, and parametric data was downloaded from the trailing distributed power unit locomotive 6684. The video begins at 14:08:37 Central Standard Time (CST) with the vie...
Get It Online Here: http://www.pletsexpress.com/fnimall/Plets/102BOC2/vid_trains.phtml - VOLUME TWO - Great Canadian Pacific, BNSF, NPR and DMV&W train action across the Bakken Oil Fields in scenic Northwestern North Dakota. See long crude oil unit trains as they travel across the picturesque North Dakota prairie and come rolling through several small towns and cities. Plus other exciting train action includes road freights, intermodals and locals. The Canadian Pacific dominates the train action on Volume Two along with a good amount of BNSF action. Plus segments on two North Dakota Regional Railroads including the Northern Plains Railroad and the Dakota Missouri Valley & Western Railroad. This program also features the train action hot spot of Minot including Soo Tower, the scenic Des La...
Filmed August 6, 2015 While traveling out to Bismarck, ND, we took a side trip to see the Valley City RR Trestle Bridge (used by BNSF). One thing led to another and here's a chase of the CREX 1212 and it's train as well as 3 others met along the way. Featured in this video is the Trestle bridge, a CP roadswitch train, a coal train, odd siding configurations, a SD45 rebuild with two SD40-2s, and more!
DMVW 5418 and 5454 have just left the Falkirk Jct and are headed for Max. They have 25 cars from an elevator in Wilton, 4 hoppers and 14 tank cars from the ethanol plant. The second part of the video is the crew picking up 23 2 bay hoppers in Underwood. The sun is about to set and the only chance to video is from the wrong side due to large amounts of snow everywhere.
Wagons from a mile-long train carrying crude oil have burst into flames as they derailed after a collision in the US state of North Dakota. A plume of thick black smoke could be seen many miles away and explosions were heard. No injuries were reported, but officials ordered the evacuation of about 300 people from the nearby town of Casselton as a precaution. Amateur footage caught some of the explosions.
Non Stop BNSF Action at KO Junction near Casselton North Dakota on the BNSF KO Subdivision at MP 33.1. The KO Line diverts North West to Minot and is the main line for BNSF to the Pacific Northwest. This is a ex Great Northern line. Heading due west is the Jamestown Subdivision that goes to Bismarck and points west, including the Wyoming Powder River Basin and the Montana Rail Link route. This is a former Northern Pacific line. Shot on Mothers Day, May 12, 2013. Train 1. A Eastbound CSX Oil Train headed to a East Coast refinery. Train 2. A Westbound Empty Coal Train headed to Wyoming. Train 3. A Westbound Manifest Freight headed to Gavin Yard in Minot, North Dakota. Train 4. A Westbound Empty Oil Train headed for Dickinson, North Dakota. Train 5. A Westbound Stack Train headed f...