The Milwaukee Road 261 is back! The elegant lady is slowing to a stop in Glencoe on her first significant run in four years.
It's another beautiful spring day in Minnesota as a westbound one unit wonder slogs its way toward Glenwood. Nine days earlier in April last year, this is what this location looked like: Railroad: Canadian Pacific RailwayLocomotive: GE AC4400CWLocation: Brooten, Minnesota, USALocomotive #: CP 8645Train ID: CP 499Photo Date: April 18, 2013
A track gang set up shop in Brooten several weeks ago in anticipation of warmer weather and the chance to start a tie replacement project. They've busied themselves with placing new ties along th... (more)
A nice bright 9300 series unit leads an eastbound across the thawing Minnesota prairie on a chilly spring morning.
Eastbound train 292 emerges from the fog and pulls into Glenwood Yard, passing one of the signals protecting the junction where the Detroit Lakes Sub turns north toward Thief River Falls.
These two workhorses pause for a drink before continuing west from Glenwood with a unit tank train.
A pair of SD60Ms wait by the sanding tower in Willmar, probably the power for one of the locals out of town, as a jet leaves a contrail overhead on a cool early spring day. With a small BNSF patc... (more)
An eastbound grain train with two NS units trailing the usual suspects climbs the hill out of Eden Valley on a nice spring morning. I've been to this bridge numerous times now and never tire of i... (more)
A pair of catfish bring an eastbound grain train under the MN 55 overpass west of Paynesville on a windy and cold first day of spring. I didn't notice until I got the pics on the computer, but I ... (more)
I certainly wasn't sad to see the winter of 2012-2013 give way to spring, but at least the last sunset of the season allowed for a glint shot of 198 nearing Paynesville.
The wayfreight has been on duty since 6:00 a.m. in Eden Valley. After waiting for two westbounds and an eastbound, they were able to get on the main to do some work in town before having to clear... (more)
Not long after sunrise, a westbound hurries through Regal on another sub zero early spring morning in west central Minnesota.
An eastbound manifest is hard at work climbing out of the valley in the distance and toward the small town of Watkins as it rounds the curve at MP 69.
Two GE's put out a lot of heat as they blast up the hill out of Eden Valley with an eastbound manifest.
The rising sun casts a beam of light from behind a cloud bank as a westbound empty oil train waits on the main at Murray for a relief crew out of Glenwood.