A southbound BNSF train makes its way between the snow covered hills of the Buffalo Ridge south of Ruthton, MN.
A manifest behind a CREX leaser heads south past the ADM plant on the north side of Marshall, MN.
Driving home through the fog last night, I hoped there would be some frost this morning. I wasn't disappointed, and the BNSF obliged with a few trains on the Marshall Sub. First was this grain t... (more)
Snow and frost make the prairie of west central Minnesota look barren but beautiful. A pair of BNSF GE's provide a bit of color as they accelerate out of Clara City toward Willmar with manifest t... (more)
On a cold and windy December afternoon, a BNSF manifest climbs out of the Minnesota River valley at Granite Falls behind five GEs. Across the valley you can see a string of covered hoppers stored... (more)
A Warbonnet and a visiting CSX locomotive are hard at work with a loaded crude oil train. They're near the top of the hill between Marshall and Florence as they cross a steel bridge.
Southbound coal empties with two locomotives at either end swing through the curves north of Florence. They're nearly to the top of the climb from Marshall and will soon begin rolling down throug... (more)
Oil loads sweep around a curve south of Ruthton along BNSF's Marshall Subdivision behind a Warbonnet and visiting CSX power.
The weekday local out of Willmar is always a good bet to find on this stretch of the Marshall Sub in the afternoon. It didn't disappoint again on this day with three EMDs roaring under the overpa... (more)
GE's newest face of low emissions and efficiency passes the wind turbines of the Buffalo Ridge just south of Ruthton, MN.
A new Tier 4 GEVO leads a southbound grain train near Hanley Falls, MN.
A manifest behind two GEs is getting underway out of Willmar on their trip down the Marshall Sub to Sioux City, IA.
A manifest slowly rolls south through Clara City as a grain train and its power sit idle on a warm Saturday afternoon.
Eastbound grain train on the windless prairie.
Hot on the tail of a southbound manifest, the Marshall Local throttles up after a 25 mph speed restriction. The depot in town looks to be used by the railroad still.