blog, Trackside With Tony (Blog) BNSF Wayzata sub: Volume three May 18, 2013 Tony Here is an eastbound ethanol job that took the hole on the Long Lake to Wayzata siding on May 8th, 2013. I was only abler to get this shot of the head-end. It had a still in Grinstein-Green SD70MAC (9774) and a Norfolk Southern unit on the point. Photo by Tony Held. I had much better luck with the unit on the hind end of the May 8th, 2013, ethanol catch. It was ES44C4 6755. Photo by Tony Held. Here comes a westbound grain train on May 10th, 2013. I kicked off National Train Day early with this one! Motive power was BNSF 7737 (ES44DC), BNSF 7913(ES44DC), and BNSF 6615 (ES44C4.) Photo by Tony Held. And here is my National Train Day BNSF Wayzata Sub catch! It was a westbound general freight that had BNSF 5191 (C44-9W), BNSF 7649 (ES44DC), and BNSF 9451(SD70MAC) for power. Photo taken by Tony Held on 5-11-2013. A going-away view of the three units as they charge for the green signal on the main track. Photo by Tony Held. This job had an ex-C&NW grain hopper and two flats with sets of wheels in the consist. Photo by Tony Held. And there my National Train Day catch goes as the main track signal now glows red. Soon it will shut off completely … until the next train is due. Photo by Tony Held. On May 15th, this maintenance-of-way job rolled into town to unload some ties. I could not get a clear shot of the power due to a time crunch; but you can clearly make out the tie un-loader in the back of the consist. Photo by Tony Held. The tie un-loader at work on May 15th, 2013, as its operator drops the ties beside the high iron of the Wayzata Sub in Long Lake. Photo by Tony Held. Speaking of maintenance-of-way, this little train operates out of Northtown Yard and is a common visitor to the Wayzata Sub. Here it is stashed in the “yard” at Wayzata that consists of the former Dakota Rail interchange trackage. Note the classic BN hack number 11770; what appears to be another un-loader of some sort; and the “motive power” consisting of a hi-rail semi. Photo taken by Tony Held on May 17th, 2013. Parked down the way the same evening I bagged the MOW job above was this eastbound general freight parked on the siding starting directly beneath the bridge that connects Highway 12 with County Road 15 in Wayzata. Motive power at the crew’s disposal is a pair of C44-9Ws, 5127 and 4699. Photo by Tony Held. Another shot of the motive power on the general freight I bagged in Wayzata on May 17th, 2013. Note how the logo on the nose of the 4699 is “broken” by a replacement front door. Photo by Tony Held. On May 18th, 2013, the BNSF dispatcher halted this eastbound freight right in Long Lake proper on the main track. The lead unit was BNSF; the other two CSX! Photo by Tony Held. Roster shot of the lead unit, C44-9W 4936 … … the middle unit, CSX C40-8 7640 … … and the last unit in the lash-up, CSX C44-9W 9036. (All shots by Tony Held, natch.) Incidentally, this train was stopped practically next to the piles of new ties unloaded by that eastbound MOW job I bagged a few days previously. Photo by Tony Held.