Priority stacks meet mixed freight from Northtown on the straightaway between the Hawley wooden bridges. The orange Subaru did not let me down when I switched bridges with just 30 seconds to spare... (more)
Just minutes after a perfect winter sunrise, Amtrak's Empire Builder flies under an old wooden bridge east of Hawley with an unusual consist today. Of note is the second locomotive, AMTK 42, paint... (more)
These three EMDs are right at home pulling big tonnage west toward Mandan as they sweep under MN 32 east of Hawley.
Oil loads from North Dakota slowly pick up speed after meeting a westbound Z at Hawley. It was touch and go for a couple minutes, but the Z cleared just in time for me to make use of the recent ra... (more)
Westbound coal empties behind a pair of EMDs roll downgrade around one of the curves in the Lake Park area as they head toward Dilworth for a crew change.
Westbound oil empties cruise around one of the curves between Lake Park and Hawley with a SD70ACe leading the way.
BNSF 5763 is a decade old, but it was at least recently washed and looking pretty good as it leads a stack train westbound toward Dilworth.
The sun is quickly rising into the summer sky and working to burn off some patchy fog near Hawley as a Q train heads for Dilworth.
Westbound entering the mainline at Manitoba Jct and heading back to Dilworth
It just so happened that today's eastbound builder was the next train behind a 93 car manifest that derailed and blocked both main tracks in central Minnesota. With most of the passengers moved t... (more)
Two GEs lead a string of autoracks up the hill and under the wooden bridges east of Hawley.
After waiting on traffic ahead to get moving, an empty coal train gets underway. With the railroad backed up getting into Dilworth, they'll only make it another few miles before having to wait ag... (more)
After traffic clears, two GEVOs race westward toward Hawley with their merchandise freight. Notice the coal hopper hitching a ride on a flatcar.
An eastbound grain train climbs the grade out of Hawley with a single Dash 9 shoving on the rear.
With its cigar band peeling away, this veteran EMD drags a coal load slowly uphill out of Hawley on a pleasant May morning.