Coon Creek to University

From Coon Creek (MP 21.1), which has crossovers as the line turns south and the ex-GN Duluth line trails in from the north with a road bridge overhead, the 2MT, CTC, line heads south-southeast, with speed limit 79-50, and then south, past a spur heading away east, a grade crossing, a wide road bridge overhead, a spur on the east side to industry, a grade crossing, a bridge over a stream, Intermediate Signals, two grade crossings, a bridge over a street, crossovers at Interstate (MP 15.5), with extra track on the east side between them, where there is a 35 mph speed limit from the end of Two Main Tracks at the north end of the ex-NP Northtown Yard on the east side, after which the speed limit is 60-45, past a bridge over an Interstate, the north end of the yard on the east side, with nine tracks initially, a large grain elevator to the east of the yard, and a road bridge overhead, to Northtown (MP 13.9), where the hump tower is on the east side.

The number of classification tracks at the Northtown hump yard is 48, down from 64 in earlier years. BNSF does not include Northtown as one of its primary remaining hump yards, those being Pasco, Galesburg, Kansas .City (Argentine), Barstow, CA and maybe Tulsa. Along the yard, the line passes the "Soo Line" railroad bridge overhead, a multi-span through girder road bridge overhead, a signal bridge over the main tracks, repair tracks west of the main tracks, with the main yard still to the east, a second signal bridge, and a road bridge overhead as the ayrd reduces to two tracks.

The south end of the yard is at East 35th Avenue (MP 12.4), where the line turns east-southeast and Two Main Tracks, CTC, begin again, past a connector trailing in from the east, a connector turning away east, a signal bridge overhead, with a yard lead still on the east side, and a bridge over an angled street. At University Avenue (MP 11.7), there is a bridge over a street as the former NP tracks turns southeast while the former GN track continues south-southeast.