A Union Pacific train led by a trio of SD9043MACs tip-toes across the Robert Street Lift Bridge in beautiful downtown St. Paul.
It isn't too often that you see a SOO SD60M leading a train, and even less to see two back to back. Here they are leading the 499 west toward Barrett.
Three gems head up an ethanol empty around a curve just west of Lake Park. Definitely worth the 100 mile trip. Kudos to Mike Vandenberg for driving.
The Southern Pacific Daylight glides past the former Northern Pacific depot at Little Falls, Minnesota on its way to Minneapolis for a layover. The loco puts on a nice smoke show for the small gr... (more)
With the fall colors nearly peak, three NSM units coast downhill into Silver Bay with the 11am loads.
An aging AC4400 in the dual flag scheme leads a lengthy 295 west out of Glenwood, Minnesota. CP has had a couple derailments at this location.
A trio of GE's belch out some nice smoke as they near the top of the hill. There's a slight roller coaster effect as the tracks cross county road 36, just north of Miltona.
An ES44, an SD60, and a GP40X are in charge of the 496 as it meanders through the Sheyenne River Valley, while inclement weather brews on the horizon.
What was sure to be a missed opportunity turned out to be successful. This morning, i heard of a light locomotive from Thief River Falls was to pick up a geometry car in Detroit Lakes and bring i... (more)
After crawling over a broken rail, the very late Empire Builder is back on the move with a very rare(to this area) leader. Since Amtraks fleet of P42's have been plagued with problems, they've be... (more)
A variety of power moves some cars around the yard in Thunder Bay during a brief break in the clouds.
Chances are BNSF 4479 was once an H-2 that went peach, and was repainted to this H3 scheme.
After a late start, UP 3985 is finally underway, sneaking up on a few of us at this particular location.
After dropping most of its train in Elbow Lake, 4 GE's have their 293 train doing every bit of 49mph as it glides over one of a couple minimum maintenance roads just east of Nashua, Mn. Kudos to ... (more)
With a spectacular view of downtown St. Paul, we see the Empire Builder leaving said city behind as it continues its trip toward Chicago.