A St Croix Valley sand train passes through the railroad's yard and next to the yard office in Rush City.
With only a 10 MPH track speed, the St Croix Valley makes its way towards Pine City.
A light power move of three BNSF GE's, all in different paint schemes, leaves Northtown Yard to wye the power. Locomotives:BNSF 4836 C44-9WBNSF 7231 ES44DCBNSF 711 C44-9W
An ex BN caboose sits in the sun in BNSF's Northtown Yard in Minneapolis. With the windows plated over, this caboose is now only used as a shoving platform.
An overhead view of the roundhouse still in use as the engine servicing facility for the Minnesota Commercial Railroad. A rare RS 27 sits outside under the sanding tower, while a variety of Alco a... (more)
LTV (ex-Erie Mining) 4210 slowly brings its train around the return loop at Taconite Harbor as it continues unloading at the ore dock in May of 1997.
The St. Croix Valley uses a single SD40M-2 to bring a sand train south from BNSF, seen here with a drone view crossing over Route 30.
Minnesota's North Star Line commuter train pulls into the station at Elk River.
A St. Croix Valley Railroad SD40M-2 brings a sand train over the Snake River on a perfect summer day.
A St. Croix Valley Railroad SD40M-2 brings a sand train through the farmlands of Minnesota.
The St. Croix Valley Railroad's SD40M-2's work at the Titan Lansing Transload Facility to switch out a sand train. Locomotives:SCXY 1326 SD40M-2SCXY 1325 SD40M-2
A light power move of three GE locomotives, all in different BNSF schemes, returns to Northtown yard. Locomotives:BNSF 711 C44-9WBNSF 7231 ES44DCBNSF 4836 C44-9W
A Canadian Pacific hump yard pull-down job pulls down past the Saint Paul station with an SD40-3 and SD40-2. Locomotives: CP 5105 SD40-3 CP 6000 SD40-2
A young fan stands alongside Milwaukee Road 261 as it prepares to depart St. Paul Union Depot for the "North Pole." The Friends of the 261 operate "North Pole Express" trains ... (more)
My father is standing on the bridge carrying the north leg of the Westminster Junction wye, looking south, down on the former Northern Pacific. The Northern Pacific and Great Northern contributed... (more)