After tying down our train in downtown Dresser and grabbing dinner across the street, we return back to our Geep to keep on switching. The classic Dresser depot may be over 120 years old but stil... (more)
It is the first day of the season for the Osceola and St Croix Valley Railway and we're about ready to pull 6234 up to the station for its first revenue run with its new paint. If you look at it ... (more)
A nice find on the TC&W's St Paul Turn with both leased CP GP9s leading as they pull into Hopkins. They have been used on and off on this train for the last couple months but usually as middle un... (more)
Sitting outside the shops are a pair of SD9s with a GP39 rebuild...
Following the Empire Builder on its way out of the Amtrak station, the 313-T1 set arrive from the A Yard and tie down at the roundhouse...
MNNR 50 and M420 35 sit out the morning at the roundhouse.
Fresh from the paint shop, MNNR 88 is a stark contrast to MNNR 48
Former demonstrator 3516 sits with leased CP 1513 and RRVW 4106 as the crew waits for the light to get on to the Wayzata Sub. The 261 steam shop is nearby and one of their former NJT cars in the ... (more)
Sitting outside the MNNR's shops, now sold to a private party but still carrying the museum's reporting marks. Paint peeling (except for the new multi-colored graffiti), rust spreading, it has se... (more)
Cruising through Dayton's Bluff yard heading east...
Getting some attention at the shops
A beat up paint job the yard Geep, a contrast to the relatively good paint on UP 399 behind it
A late Empire Builder passes Minnesota Commercial C30-7 #55 on its way to Chicago.
A pair of big GE's in fresh paint, C30-7 55 and SF30C 50 wait for a late Empire Builder to pass.
Its the last weekend for passenger service to Dresser this year. We ran a dozen trains through town [six round trips] in one day, more than the town would normally see in a week. 6234 is definit... (more)