Amtraks eastbound Empire Builder was running a little over an hour late passing Lake Pepin adjacent the Mississippi River near Maple Springs
If you think about it, there are actually four DMIR paint jobs you can catch in the Duluth region. In addition to the two out of Proctor in CN service, the North Shore Scenic uses this and sister... (more)
Eastbound CP grain train Minnesota City
On the 20th anniversary of the BNSF merger, the BN logo is still on the sanding tower and some Cascade Green locomotives are still beneath it at Willmar, MN.
A new BNSF GE ET44C4 covers for one of the usual P42DCs on the eastbound Empire Builder seen here beginning the descent down Shot Line Hill in St. Paul.
Interchanged from CP in Chicago, you would have no idea this is a BNSF train at Dayton's Bluff.
I have to keep saying how cool it is that I can use "Northern Pacific" from the dropdown menu in 2015. Thanks again to North Shore Scenic Railroad, Lake Superior Railroad Museum and Ste... (more)
A good looking ACe brings oil loads past a busy Willmar Yard on the last day of summer 2015.
The weekday local out of Willmar is always a good bet to find on this stretch of the Marshall Sub in the afternoon. It didn't disappoint again on this day with three EMDs roaring under the overpa... (more)
St Croix train has moved south to allow BNSF's Hinckley Local to pull down and pick up their train. Ex-IAIS 704 nee-CR/PC 7954 is part of the team today and will lead back south.
Interchange train headed south to Rush City, representing Northern Pacific SD45's for just one day.
Another crude empty heading back to North Dakota.
A colorful train of steamship boxes takes a right hand turn out of the Mississippi River valley.
Evening yard job gets to work with two of the three ex-DMIR SD38's assigned to Proctor. They are great to just listen to.
First trip of the day down to the docks for "6AM PRS". Quite a bit of vintage power can be seen on the mainlines as well as local operations in this region. These loaded pellets would s... (more)