A long train of empty crude oil tanks accelerates out of Belgrade on a frigid February morning. The 35 mph winds are blowing the exhaust across the train, causing some neat heat distortion. With... (more)
This BNSF manifest starts its journey South (railroad East) heading through University, across from CP's Shorham Yard on a brutally cold afternoon. University is one of the busier spots in the twi... (more)
Heading back to the barn.
The Keenan Switch handles 19 cars of iron nuggets through the appropriately named "Nugget" control point.
A new GE that will soon be renumbered into the 2900-series leads a northbound manifest train on the former DM&IR.
A quartet of power works steaming pellets just out of the MinnTac plant under the Hwy 169 overpass.
A pair of GTW grey SD40-2s lead Keenan Roadswitch home after working customers on the Iron Range Sub.
At the end of the day, all the MNNR Jobs are in for the evening, and the power put away at the roundhouse. This ragtag bunch of GE's and ALCO's are the heart of the Minnesota Commercial.
Northbound empties for loading at MinnTac seen here at Gilbert.
On a brutally cold morning (-2F), 3 crews and 3 sets of power congregate at Hoffman Ave, all of them waiting for the dispatcher. The second unit in the middle consist needs some work, smoking pret... (more)
A very short MRF with nearly many locos as cars passes under the OTV bridge at Gilbert.
DMIR 305, formerly SD18 no. 188, now an SD-M, idles at the Proctor, MN diesel shop near a water plug once used to fill the likes of Missabe Yellowstones. The rebuild gave the then 36 year old SD18... (more)
Flashback! One a brutally cold morning (-2F), a pair of cascade green SD60Ms head south at Hoffman on joint track along the bluff.
Steamy pellets out of Minnorca round the sharp curve at North Biwabik.
Steamy pellets out of Minnorca head south on the Iron Range Sub for Two Harbors.