The Minnesota Northern Warroad Local plows through a big drift the day after fresh snowfall on its way to St. Hilaire for some routine switching at the southern end of the Warroad Subdivision.
It's golden hour as the Minnesota Northern Warroad Local creeps down towards Saint Hilaire from Dakota Junction to finish the day switching the agriculture industries in town.
It's white out conditions closing schools, businesses, and causing no travel advisories, but the railroad still rolls on through the winter storms. This CP train prepares to leave with a loaded g... (more)
CP 298 picks up speed out of Thief River Falls past fields of sunflowers on its way for Glenwood.
Rail grinder LMIX 3404 crosses over the Red Lake River headed south along the Detroit Lakes subdivision towards Erskine, Mahnomen, and Glenwood.
A short road switch job passes a lone pole that once held code wire to and from Thief River Falls along the Soo Line right-of-way.
A morning switch job departs Thief River Falls over the Red Lake River with a total two locomotives and two grain hoppers bound for Erskine.
NPR 3502 and a four pack of former UP tunnel motors wait for CP 299 to clear the Thief River Falls yard before entering and retrieving empty grain hoppers for the elevators along the Wheat Line in... (more)
The Trail Turn heads back to Thief River Falls with gravel loads from the Strata Corporation pit near its namesake community of Trail, Minnesota.
A CP crew member releases ballast rock remotely filling in gaps along the Canadian Pacific Noyes Subdivision northwest of Thief River Falls.
Soo Line 6027 approaches a rural grade crossing north of Thief River Falls as it deposits new ballast rock along the Noyes Subdivision.
The Trail Turn returns to Thief River Falls from its namesake approximately six hours after its initial departure crossing over the Red Lake River on its way into the yard.
It's early spring in Northwestern Minnesota - apparent through the lack of color. The Minnesota Northern is prepared for the trip to Roseau with a string of BGSX hoppers bound for the Strata Corp... (more)
Northern Plains Railroad's Thief River Falls Turn angles northwest departing the Thief River Falls yard bound for Warren and points west in very cold and blustery conditions.
3 EMD SD40T-2's now owned by NPR at CP's Thief River Falls yard.