After a plethora of problems from changing leaders, to a dead FRED, to a stubborn headlight, the DILNTW holds its own through central Minnesota. Just west of Wadena, they fly past a westbound stac... (more)
eastbound oil cans approaching Bluffton
Late running Empite Builder making time along the congested Staples Sub
When it rains it pours. Already being late, the eastbound Empire Builder 8 was fitted with a dash 9 as is sometimes necessary due to winter conditions or faulty equipment on Amtrak's end. For some... (more)
GEVO led manifest train sweeps around the curve approaching the Leaf River bridge.
Just before sunset, a pair of ACe's lead a coal train east towards Staples.
Coal loads fly eastward
These GE's give us a hint of what we have to expect as they show the signs of snow somewhere to the west
My first "grubby" wedgie and a faded warbonnet in charge of an eastbound merchandise train
Here a yellowbonnet GP leads a clean wedgie GE around the Bluffton curve
The lead MAC on this coal train defines the word "filthy"
7697 serving as DPU unit on a "worm" train
Hazy morning finds 3 EMD's on coal loads
DAPX empties making good time behind 6 modern units
BNSF 8846 leads 2 Oakway SD60's around a curve near Bluffton with grain hoppers