I swear, this will be my last post on Grand Forks for a while! I know it seems like that's all I post about these days.
On Sunday March 28 I went in search of grain elevators. While I was out, I had the good fortunate to stumble across three industrial locomotives as well.
The first elevator I came across was the North Dakota Mill.
It is quite an impressive structure. The sign says the company has been in business since 1922.
The mill sits at the south end of an industrial park, with quite a few rail-served industries. Farther north is Minn-Dak Seeds.
A BNSF line goes north-south right beside the plant.
Just north of that is a gas storage site, and then I came to Gavilon Grain.
Hey look! A locomotive!
In fact, it's Con Agra 477.
It's a high-hood GP7, ex Belt Railway of Chicago. Very nice! There's a couple of photos of it on RRPictureArchives.
Just a bit north of that on the same property was this little beauty.
Peavey #2 is an EMD SW7, ex Atlantic Coast Lines, built in 1950. RRPictureArchives
I was just about out of time at this point, so I headed south on highway 29. As I came to Gateway Drive I saw a bunch of ex-Clinchfield hoppers at the Strata aggregates facility... with a locomotive.
Here's engine 230 (an SW9) from a long way off. I wish I had had time to walk across the field to get a closer look but I fell back on the telephoto to get a few quick shots. Maybe next time!