A half loaded stack train for Tacoma, WA heads through the Verndale sag
A westbound Z train with 5 units on the point hustles into the small town of Verndale, Minnesota as many of the fans gathered for the annual "VerndaleRail" event look on.
Saggy cans dip down the Wing River Sag.
The one and only Barf Bonnet leads an Alma empty into the setting sun and through the Wing River sag in Verndale.
A pair SD70MAC's lead an empty tank train through the Verndale Sag just west of Verndale, MN. After this shot we would chase west until running into clouds.
Right on cue, as the sun sets on Verndale Rail 2012, an eastbound arrives in town to give the large contingent of railfans still gathered the chance to take a few glint shots. A few of them are v... (more)
Even a brief shower couldn't dampen the spirits of the railfans gathered for Verndale Rail 2012. Their commitment was rewarded with a rainbow at sunset as a westbound rolled through town.
Railfans of all ages gathered in the Verndale city park for Verndale Rail 2012 exchange a friendly greeting with the conductor of a westbound stack train on BNSF's busy former NP mainline. The an... (more)
A pair of long manifests meet at track speed just west of the small town of Verndale, Minnesota. Standing at the crossing looking in either direction, and seeing two headlights equidistant apart ... (more)
After some great conversation, awesome food, golden oreos in a cup of ice cream, and a mountain dew or 7, catching this meet at dusk was icing on the cake! West and eastbound manifests meet at th... (more)
A St. Paul-Tacoma stack train negotiates the sag west of Verndale, MN.
Desending the sag towards Verndale
My 500th: Fast moving coal loads race away from the setting sun just east of Verndale.
BNSF 4861 and a KCS EMD pass through the small city of Verndale along the Staples Sub.