Soo Line EMD SW9 No. 2114 sits beneath the towering twin water tanks at Soo’s Shoreham Yard roundhouse on November 18, 1984.
A 3-unit Great Northern Railway F7#308 A-B-A are leaving Minneapolis with a westbound manifest as they meet a Burlington Route (CB&Q) freight in Chinese Red powered by EMD's second generation d... (more)
A pair of newly aquired Siemens S70 dubbed Avanto light rail trains float above the intersection of Minnesota highways 55 and 62 officially within the Unorganized Territory of Fort Snelling... (more)
A storm dropped wet, heavy snow on the Twin Cities a few days ago, disrupting the usual flow of rail traffic. The bright side; a former Indiana Railroad nee SOO SD60 sits at Northtown.
Canadian Pacific's track inspection train ties down for the evening just north of University.
With a business downturn in the early 1980s, older locomotives were stored and often retired. Alco DL640 (RS27) No. 415, one of Soo Line's two "Dolly sisters" was parked with F7A 2225A in the late... (more)
The MN Commercial transfer run to BNSF's Northtown Yard is on its return trip.
Graffiti adorns both a container box and the first auto rack in this autorack train approaching Park Jct.
Common power at Northtown in the 1990s included SD9s and end cab switchers. Here a former GN SD9 works the south end of the yard while a pair of switchers rest near the Soo Line bridge. A few wee... (more)
A westbound manifest train has just departed BNSF Northtown Yard for the Wayzata Sub to Willmar.
A pair of nearly new CNW U-boats at Minneapolis in the summer of 68. Slide came from R. Wallin years ago. Photographer T. Smart.
The CN transfer approaches Central Avenue on CP's Withrow Subdivision as it makes its way from New Brighton to BNSF's Northtown Yard with 70+ cars.
A bloody nose for a bloody nose. Amtrak F7A No. 104 (formerly BN 9780; originally NP 6511A) went to early retirement after hitting a truck loaded with 1300 turkeys in northwestern Minnesota on Amt... (more)
A quad set of CP GE's are off the BNSF and on the CP now. Off to the right is Northtown.