The daily train out of Chicago for the CP to the RCP&E connection at Tracy, MN, makes its way thru downtown Rochester. Here the train crosses the Zumbro River on the south end of Silver Lake. With... (more)
C&NW low-nose SD9 #6604, built with a high-nose as #1704, leads RS11 #4251 and a GP30 as it approaches Waseca, MN.
The sun has set moments ago, but railroading continues as the TC&W's Ruebel Turn pauses to make its crew change at the sugar beet processing facility near Renville. The new crew will finish the w... (more)
After traveling light westbound to the ethanol plant near Granite Falls earlier in the day, three UP locomotives have covered hoppers eastbound at sunset. The large sugar beet processing plant ou... (more)
The Milwaukee Road Danube depot has been preserved in a park not far from the mainline where it once stood. The Twin Cities & Western is the current owner and operator of the tracks and their Rue... (more)
This curve east of Buffalo Lake is pretty much the scenic highlight of the TC&W through here, but two RRVW locomotives in their older paint scheme look nice pulling the Ruebel Turn westbound on th... (more)
Northstar crosses over the Mississippi River, while kayakers pass enjoy a leisurely trip underneath the bridge.
A westbound Tracy, MN to Huron, SD manifest leaves the wind turbines of the Buffalo Ridge behind and has the South Dakota border in its sights as it climbs out of a sag just west of Verdi.
A Warbonnet and a visiting CSX locomotive are hard at work with a loaded crude oil train. They're near the top of the hill between Marshall and Florence as they cross a steel bridge.
Former CGW F3s 212 and 213 lead GP38-2 4634 on a southbound towards Albert Lea on the former Minneapolis and St. Louis. The F3s, built in February 1949, are 30 years more senior than the brand ne... (more)
CNWs secondary lines in Minnesota offered some interesting motive power into the early 1980s. In addition to the famed "Alco" line, the former Minneapolis and Saint Louis, which crossed... (more)
The Empire Builder departs Union Depot nearly 13 hours late with a reverse consist and no baggage car. A pair of Wisconsin derailments at Alma and Watertown forced Amtrak to get creative g... (more)
A visitor from the northwest enjoys the afternoon sun at the Lake Superior Transportation Museum.
Pacing a dirty SD70M-2 heading north.
In the last light of a cold winter's day, NSM 651 pushes hard on a loaded tailings train traveling inland the seven miles from the plant to the tailing pond to unload and then return to the plant ... (more)