A view of BNSF's Northtown Yard and the General Mills plant outside Minneapolis, from the air. (Helicopter, not drone)
A southbound taconite train loaded at U.S. Steel's Keewatin Taconite operation located on Minnesota's Iron Range makes it through the station at Fridley on a pleasant Sunday afternoon.
Another mixed freight rolls towards the BNSF Northtown yard which is a few more miles away. The train is passing through the Fridley station which was built for the Northstar commuter line that ru... (more)
Northstar 603 comes screaming into the Fridley station as a SD40-2 leads a mixed freight along and into the BNSF Northtown yard a few miles up the line.
A triclops led train crosses the bridge over Rice Creek on it's way into Northtown yard.
A Northstar Commuter train heads through the signals at 44th Avenue, Minneapolis skyline is in the background.
At last light, NS 8105 roars through Fridley with empty oil cans heading for North Dakota.
The day's last Northstar Commuter train heads through the signals at 44th Avenue, Minneapolis' skyline is in the background.
Having just delivered a cut of cars in the yard, a pair on CN locomotives run light past the turntable and General Mills elevator in the northern sections of the Northtown yard.
SD60's galore! For you Nikos! This trip was dedicated to the memory of Rachel Sandell, who in her final moments of her 18 year life encouraged everyone to live their life and take adventures.
A vintage unit for the Minnesota Commercial moves some coil cars around in Fridley, MN.
The last commuter of the day crosses the new bridge at the site of Saturday's washout and derailment in Fridley.
Northstar is back to their normal schedule after having the day off Monday with the line closed. A1909 passes the derailment site at restricted speed on the new bridge.
Aftermath view of a derailment that took out both mains and a bridge on BNSF's busy Staples Sub early in the morning. It will be a few days until this line is open and running again.
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