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.
A Union Pacific train led by a trio of SD9043MACs tip-toes across the Robert Street Lift Bridge in beautiful downtown St. Paul.
With the fall colors nearly peak, three NSM units coast downhill into Silver Bay with the 11am loads.
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)
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.
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)
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.
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)
Chances are BNSF 4479 was once an H-2 that went peach, and was repainted to this H3 scheme.
A variety of power moves some cars around the yard in Thunder Bay during a brief break in the clouds.
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.
BNSF 8132 crosses over and sneaks up beside the BNSF 9389 to swap crews. The 8132 departs first, followed closely by the 9389.