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Trip on Hwy 12 West- July 26, 2013 - 33-Edit

When I was in North Dakota not too long ago I discovered this great railroad trestle bridge. This photo is of the “inside” of the bridge and seemed appropriate for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside.


Full Length of Train on Trestle


Finally the locomotive reaches the other side of the Span 27 Trestle Bridge. When you stand there and watch the train cross the bridge, it is relatively easy to wonder what the train engineer and others might be thinking as they take their very heavy train high across the valley on what probably looks like a pretty narrow bridge. Of course well-built and well-maintained trestle bridges are very strong and safe and, to the best of my knowledge, this one is and has been safe for many years.

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The train now extends much of the way across the Span 27 trestle bridge.

Train Moves On To Trestle Bridge

The BNSF train continues on to the Span 27.

The second train to come over the trestle bridge was just as much of a surprise, I hadn’t been there all that long and I wouldn’t have believed the bridge was so heavily used that I would see two trains on it within just a few hours.

This time I was in a better position to actually see and photograph the train. Since I am posting large images, I am doing them one at a time or in small groups.

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The locomotive is a BNSF locomotive. BNSF is Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. BNSF operates the second largest freight network in North America. In November 2009, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. purchased all of the shares of the company it did not already own in a move that was widely seen as a show of confidence in the American economy following the 2008-2009 crash.

Train on Trestle Tower

The first train to come overhead was totally unexpected.  I was under the bridge when it happened. This is the best of the photos and it captures the bridge and the train in motion overheard in an unusual way.

As I have said before in my blog, I visited Minot, North Dakota not too long ago. I took a half a day away from family things to do some exploring by myself and totally unexpectedly I ran into this train trestle bridge just a few miles outside of the city.

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