After close to an hour and a half of set backs and delays, job B27 was finally underway out of Minnesota City. Now out of the river valley and making its way through the open fields of southeaste... (more)
277 crawls through the small town of Utica at dusk.
Ethanol empties with an ex QNS&L leader attempt to outrun the thunderhead behind them as they slug through Utica, MN on Waseca Sub. Douglas Hildebrandt can be seen framing up a going away shot.
Crawling out of the shadows casted by the tiny town of Utica, HLCX 8089 leads train #277 west on the Weseca Sub under some epic storm lighting!
DME train WIHU (Winona, MN - Huron, SD) works west through Utica, passing an old grain elevator with a vintage Ford grain truck.
NREX 7931, ICE 6458, CITX 3172, DME 6084, DME 6370, and CITX 2804 make quite the rainbow on this 120+ car train #277 approaching the tiny town of Uitca.
The engineer on 487 notches them up after reaching the point where the track speed increases from 10 mph. All too soon the sun went behind the clouds and the chase was over.
The CP delivered a continuous welded rail train to the DM&E at Goodview, MN. In the photo, a DM&E crew takes the train west on jointed rail that will be replaced by CWR in the future. This train... (more)
A classic Midwest scene along the DM&E railroad.
Westbound DM&E train passes one of the many grain elevators located along this stretch of railroad.