A six unit lash-up, including three recently rebuilt ex-SOO SD60's, lead train #471 out of Tracy MN.
A pair of ICE units throttle up as they crawl out of the yard at Tracy and onto the Huron Subdivision. Temps are rising into the 50's on this beautiful December day. Temps should be well below f... (more)
Ethanol empties are only a few hunderd feet into their short, but time consuming trip just across the MN/SD border.
With poor track conditions, all trains are subject to a 10 mph speed restriction. That may come to an end as this rail is slated to be replaced in the near future.
On a rather dead Saturday morning, a lonely eastbound train sits alone in a field just east of Tracy, MN to wait for the next crew to take it to Waseca. The road to this spot is only accessible f... (more)
On a whim, i decided to head down to the DME in southern Minnesota. My last trip yielded nothing, but this turned out to be quite different. Upon my arrival, i spotted THREE trains. Two of them ... (more)
A little early for trick or treating, but depending on how you look at it, October 31, 2008 could be either for the DM&E. Holloween Day 2008 will be CP's first day of common control of the DM&E.
A westbound DM&E grain empty behind a pair of SD40-2s waits for a new crew.
"The Huck's" fresh recrew makes a grain car pickup at Tracy before continuing east at 1202. Yes, finding sun was just as difficult as it would appear by looking at that overcast...
"Yes, I'd like to order a diamond stack. And make it a big one. A really big one. Aw heck, why don't you give me the biggest one you've got!"