The daily high priority merchandise train for Northtown Yard heads east out of Willmar with a long cut of DM&E hoppers up front.
The daily Northtown-Laurel manifest accelerates west from Willmar behind a handsome SD40-2 and two very appropriate 'run-through' cousins (264 and 322). The third unit's 20 cylinders sounded grea... (more)
High Priority Merchandise - Northtown Yard - Laurel, MT.
Pulling off the north lead while an empty grain train waits on main one in the yard. High Priority Merchandise - Lincoln, NE - Dilworth, MN.
Powering up for the trip to Sioux City. High Priority Merchandise - Willmar, MN - Kansas City, KS.
Grain empties for Maynard, MN depart willmar under the power of three GEs.
Pulling into track 17 at Willmar. High Priority Merchandise - Dilworth, MN - Lincoln, NE.
A rerouted H train is slowing on approach to Willmar. High Priority Merchandise - Dilworth, MN - Lincoln, NE.
Another local returns to Willmar passing an outdated billboard for a big event in this part of the country...
The morning dew hasn't even vanished yet as this coal train really struggles to get moving. Loaded Unit Coal - Antelope Mine, WY - Superior, WI (MERC).
Leaving Willmar after fixing some mechanical issues. High Priority Merchandise - Grand Forks, ND - Galesburg, IL.
The crew pulls into a very full and busy yard. High Priority Merchandise - Lincoln, NE - Dilworth, MN.
Heading east just after leaving the Willmar yard. High Priority Merchandise - Pasco, WA - Northtown, MN.
Pushing on coal loads while passing the M-NTWWLM. Empty Unit Coal - Superior, WI (MWE) - Antelope Mine, WY.
This crew needed the sun shades tonight heading west. Empty Unit Coal - Twin Cities, MN - North Antelope Mine, WY.