Soo never bought a new SD45 although the EMD demo units worked on the Soo for a couple weeks when EMD was barnstorming them across country when they first came out. Oddly enough the Soo purchased ... (more)
A BN GE leads train 228 out of Northtown while a couple of SD9s sit between assignments and a Soo Line train rolls overhead.
The Empire Builder heads through the Northtown yard in northern Minneapolis within the last mile of the Staples subdivision making a pretty late appearance in town around 1:30PM, when by th... (more)
Soo 4102 was destroyed in February 1996 when a runaway BNSF freight slammed into St. Paul Yard. Here its hulk sits at Shoreham later that year awaiting disposition.
Over 10 years after the Soo purchased the Milwaukee Road the patch on the side of 2025 is starting to fade. Little did we know it then but some GP40s would unbelievably wear their patched colors i... (more)
Humping cars at Northtown on a snowless March day in 1981.
BNSF has been leasing these former IAIS geeps for several months now, usually working out of Northtown. They're seen trying to pull 110 cars to Willmar where they'll be swapped out for more tradi... (more)
A 139 car #482 ducks under the signal bridge at University on a gorgeous April morning.
A nice orange and black upload on Halloween. I'm sure the scary thing was the mechanical condition these refugees from Lines West were in when they showed up for storage in Minneapolis. This area ... (more)
After the Milwaukee Road abandoned its Pacific Extension a number of locomotives were stored at their Hiawatha facility south of downtown Minneapolis, including these two U25Bs.
BNSF 7793 and another Gevo lead a grain train into North town yard. Downtown Minneapolis looms in the distance on a nice spring morning.
Several stings of stored power sits in North Town yard awaiting to be called back to service. Several different models and paint schemes from Santa Fe, BN and BNSF are seen here including the expe... (more)
The Milwaukee 261 and the face that has endured since 1944.
A loaded Taconite Train accelerates out of Northtown with a SD70ACe and former BN SD70MAC on the point.
A colorful consist with the worst engine in the lead brings an oil train out of Northtown.