Amtrak's Empire Builder slows to a stop at Winona, MN after making a quick run up from La Crosse, WI on Milwaukee Road's route of the Hiawathas. This train was typical of the look that lingered th... (more)
A sunny March day finds former Omaha Road RS-3, CNW 167, idling between chores on industrial trackage along the Mississippi River in Winona, MN. The CNW and highway bridges over the river are visi... (more)
Companion photo to 600657 at CK Tower in Winona, MN. A SOO and a MILW caboose cross the CNW in July of 1987.
CNW's CK Tower in Winona, MN in July of 1987. This tower guarded the CNW/MILW crossing and was taken out of service in 1989. It was torn down soon thereafter.
Tornado Warning! Tornado sirens are wailing as C&NW 6647 prepares to switch the yard in Winona in July of 1987. Although it looks like dusk, it's actually about 6:00 in the evening, telling you ho... (more)
Amtrak's Empire Builder gets up to speed on the former Milwaukee Road mainline just south of Winona, MN. It will make a fast run to North La Crosse, WI, then head across the Badger state to Milwau... (more)
The sun sets over the westbound Empire Builder at the Amtrak station in Winona.
A GP20C-ECO and a SOO GP38-2 await their next assignment on this last weekend of summer.
It is all Canadian Pacific now... the St Paul to La Crosse road local pulls off the ex-DM&E, exx-C&NW and onto the ex-SOO, exx-MILW at Tower CK.
RCPE SD40-2 #3422, RCPE SD40-2 #6427, and RCPE SD40-3 #3429 provide power to CP 471 as it approaches the Bierce Street crossing in Winona, MN. Photo taken 7/3/15 near MP 310.11 on the CP River Sub... (more)
UP SD60M #2388, UP GP40-2 #1528, and UP GP60 #1110 provide power to UP LTA-41 as it pulls up to the Bierce Street crossing in Winona, MN. Photo taken 5/21/15 near MP 310.11 on the CP River Sub.
CP ES44AC #8941 provides power to a Westbound CP closed hopper train as it passes UP Train LTA-41. Photo taken 5/21/15 near MP 310.11 on the CP River Sub.
Running about two hours late at this point, Amtrak Empire builder number 8 is seen pulling into Winona, MN for a quick station stop.
Winona Local switchs cars at downtown yard before heading down Wall Street to spot industries along the Mississippi River.
In a few weeks the DM&E will have been gone 6 years. The good news is that CP is investing heavily in the former DM&E in MN, but the west end is getting spun off to a regional railroad. In downtow... (more)