The ST. James local is on their way back to St. James from Mankato turn. Here the job rolls along highway 60 as they past south of Lake Crystal.
The St. James local is on their way back to St. James from Mankato turn. Here the job rolls along highway 60 as they past the Poet ethanol plant south of Lake Crystal.
A loaded grain train out of Lamberton, MN, finds a small sucker hole of light here at Lime Siding. Lime Siding is the 1st siding west of Waseca. This 100 car grain train will head to Waseca, then ... (more)
This SD40-2 showed up at St. Paul looking like it was fresh out of the paint booth wearing the Milwaukee's final "Hiawatha" scheme.
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.
The weekly Minnesota Northern Warroad Local waits in the ready position along Minnesota Highway 32 in order to head for the Crookston yard. Within the consist is MNN 1383, MNN 1356, ILSX 929, and... (more)
A nice EMD lash-up pulls towards St. Paul Yard.
coal train on DMIR Adolf, MN
Two CF7s and a spreader maintain their lonely vigil in downtown Breckenridge on a nice autumn day. This equipment has not seen service in quite some time.
Two veterans side by side...
Soo Line GP30 700 switches exhibits out of the museum display building in preparation for the arrival of the restored business car Missabe. On the left is a log loader built in Duluth.
Soo Line GP30 700 pulls the 2500A out of the museum display building in preparation for the arrival of the restored business car Missabe.
The rock in the foreground shows why this town is called Sandstone. A large quarry once stood at this site, served by the Great Northern.
A fine sight on a clear October day: three refurbished and repainted EMDs lead a grain train across the bridge just east of Hoffman. I still can't help but think this would have been even better ... (more)