Afternoon Northstar commuter trains meet at CP 421 between Elk River and Big Lake.
A three hour late Empire Builder rounds a curve coming into Elk River stirring up the fresh snowfall from overnight.
The Illinois Termal heritage unit leads an oil can east on the BNSF Staples Sub. This is the fourth NS heritage unit to pass through the Twin Cities.
An SD60 leads a trio of NS run thru power on this BNSF eastbound unit train on late summer day with the sumacs along the R-O-W turning a deep red.
On a cold March morning with fresh ground snow still blowing around, train crews enroute to Northtown were dying on their hours of service due to a broken rail. This crew cut their train and tied... (more)
BN ran some great locomotive consists on their trains in the mid 90's. Here is an example with BN SD40-2 8112, MKCX SDF45 5951, BN SD40-2 7028 and HATX SD45-2 909.
An EMD trio led by SD75M 8203 on a loaded coal train destined for Wisconsin.
This Northstar train at Elk River is running longer to accommodate the rush of passengers from Target Field in Minneapolis. Twins won 4-3.
The daily St. Cloud local heads west after spending the day in Northtown.
Just seconds after meeting its eastbound counterpart, another commuter train heads for Big Lake.
Double stacks from Tacoma, WA cruise east through downtown Elk River an a brisk late summer morning.
The eastbound Empire Builder is 15 minutes ahead of being two hours late as it flies through Elk River. At the end, are several BNSF cars, some include the Marias Pass, and the Gerald Grinstein.
The first eastbound Northstar train is already full of Twins fans heading to this afternoon's game at Target Field.
A matched set of warbonnets leads a stack train through Elk River on a gorgeous summer evening.
An H2 MAC with flashing ditch lights heads up a manifest through downtown Elk River. A NS standard cab GE helps out as well.