T-Bird shuttle to United Taconite at Forbes (Fairlane), Minnesota
A passenger / inspection train being operated for the Lexington Group heads north out of Duluth, MN and in doing so passes under the Fitgers Brewery which is situated along the shore of Lake Super... (more)
Agriculture still drives the economy of west central Minnesota. The Twin Cities & Western is a vital part of it, too. As a farmer tills a field west of Sacred Heart, the TC&W's West End job head... (more)
The TC&W's West End job is about to duck under the MN 23 overpass east of Granite Falls, passing a combine that's ready for the harvest.
The depot in Montevideo has been nicely restored as part of the city's Milwaukee Road Heritage Center. The Twin CIties & Western's West End job departs town on its way to Milan.
The elevator east of Montevideo, MN has a good looking ILSX switcher for power. The foggy windows bear witness to the fog that recently lifted out of the Minnesota River valley.
CP 8730 leads an intermodal train across the Milwaukee Road lift bridge in Hastings on its way East as it enters CP's River Sub.
I was in town for a conference and had some time to get the exotica afterwards. I liked these ex-SOU rebuilt SD-24s.
The Empire Builder creeps into the Minnesota Commercial A Yard at sunrise, just as the sun lifts over the horizon.
The Jamestown Local is about to hit the diamond at Moorhead. In a few hundred yards further, they'll yard their train and cut the power. The JY job is known for 3-4 SD40's and is pretty predictab... (more)
Antique trains, tractors, and vehicles are highlights of the annual threshing show at Rollag, Minnesota.
Soo 353 hauls a steam-powered tractor built by Minneapolis during the annual threshing reunion at Rollag, Minnesota.