blog, Trackside With Tony (Blog) BNSF Wayzata Sub: Volume four May 19, 2013 Tony The BNSF dispatcher loves to halt trains in Long Lake until whatever bottleneck or meet schedule at the siding has been resolved. On August 12th, 2012, this eastbound (loaded) unit coal train got tagged in town. Lead units were BNSF 6406 (ES44AC) and still in “Grinstein Green” SD70 9580. Photo by Tony Held. The train stretched all the way through Long Lake and into neighboring Orono. Here is the train’s DPU unit, BNSF 9371 (SD70ace) as viewed from the Old Crystal Bay Road bridge. Photo by Tony Held. The same DPU unit and the long line of coal cars ahead of it as viewed from the Old Crystal Bay Road bridge. Photo by Tony Held. Finally, a classic roster shot of BNSF 9371 as viewed from the Old Crystal Bay Road bridge over the Highway 12/BNSF corridor. Photo by Tony Held. Sometimes the BNSF dispatcher tags eastbound trains in Long Lake so they can be shifted onto the Long Lake to Wayzata siding. On a gloomy February 9th, 2013, this eastbound grain (?) job headed on into the hole. Photo by Tony Held. Motive power on this train was BNSF 5234 (C44-9W) and BNSF 7239 (ES44DC.) Photo by Tony Held. A going-away shot of the two units as they emerge from beneath the pedestrian bridge that crosses the Highway 12/BNSF corridor in Long Lake. Photo by Tony Held. The DPU unit on this job was coupled nose-first to the hind end; it was BNSF BNSF 5921 (ES44AC.) Photo by Tony Held. A going-away view of BNSF 5921. This train was taking the siding so a westbound snowplow extra bound for western Minnesota could pass. A temporary foul-up with my camera left its passage unrecorded, unfortunately. Photo by Tony Held. On March 3rd, 2013, the first train of the day in Long Lake. was this eastbound general freight that the dispatcher halted in town for a time. The rising sun made for a nice backdrop to this shot! Photo by Tony Held. Motive power was BNSF 5650 (AC44CW), BNSF 5229 (C44-9W), BNSF 5876(ES44AC.) Photo by Tony Held. Despite how many times trains are stopped in Long Lake, they also can roar through town in a heartbeat. Here is a westbound freight charges through town on a chilly afternoon. Photo by Tony Held. The train as it ducked under the bridge carrying Brown Road over the Highway 12/BNSF corridor. Motive power was BNSF 4501 (C44-9W), BNSF 1087 (C44-9W.) Photo by Tony Held.