An eastbound BN manifest heads out of Northtown Yard a year after the BN merger with a trio of SD45s in three color schemes, and a couple stock cars on the front of the train. BN 6468 was delivere... (more)
Smoke is rising over Minneapolis Junction! No. 261 has a fire in its belly and is being steam tested in preparation for its upcoming trips to Duluth.
The Empire Builder rolls through the Van Buren St. control point on the BNSF Midway subdivision past the historic Northrup King Building in northeast Minneapolis.
CREX 1303 at BNSF's Northtown Yard. Photo taken with permission.
A classic Alco puts on a great show as it switches an industry on the Minnesota Commercials, Hennepin Branch. Nothing beats the sound of an Alco chugging away while switching!
A CP freight rounds the curve at University to head east. It's amazing how many trains pass this location on any given day and there are always people here "trainspotting". The foregro... (more)
An interesting find at the BNSF Northtown yard. The FRA track inspection vehicle DOTX 220. In 2007, Colorado Railcar built track geometry car DOTX 220 for the Federal Railroad Administration. DOT... (more)
Hauling commuters out of downtown Minneapolis on a Friday afternoon is what Northstar is all about. Here the 501 has just passed Van Buren on the outskirts of downtown Minneapolis beginning its tr... (more)
A lengthy stack train creeps along the BNSF Midway Sub at the equivalent to walking speed on a hot, humid, hazy Saturday morning. The Minneapolis skyline is barely visible in background due to th... (more)
A Hiawatha light rail train speeds past the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, at the time the home to both the NFL Vikings and MLB Twins (the Twins were in their last season in the dome). The dome is ... (more)
Amtrak's Arrowhead has a few extra BN business cars for the trip to Duluth today. The train is shown on the westside of the old GN depot in downtown Minneapolis backing in to load passengers.
Amtrak's northbound Arrowhead backs into the ex-GN station where it will load passengers for the Twin Ports of Duluth/Superior.
Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder arrives at the west end of the Minneapolis ex-Great Northern station as the Fireman readies to line switches into the depot.
We're at Soo Line's Shoreham Round House I've just gone to work for the SOO's Mechanical Department as a Road Foreman. My first duty was to get some pics around the old house which can partially b... (more)
Milwaukee Road Rotary snowplow await disposition at SOO's Shoreham Yard Minneapolis.