Four units notch back the throttle as they tug on a long train of grain loads heading west into the sunset.
The crew battles the sun and keeps an eye on me. Loaded Unit Grain - Twin Brooks, SD - Tacoma, WA.
Heading west on the Appleton sub to load grain. Empty Unit Grain - Tacoma, WA - Holloway, MN.
Rounding the corner and continuing eastbound for Willmar. High Priority Merchandise - Dilworth, MN - Lincoln, NE.
An all EMD consist battles the setting sun heading west. Empty Unit Coal - Twin Cities, MN - North Antelope Mine, WY.
Fighting the late evening sun, a loaded grain train pulls off the Appleton Sub. Loaded Unit Grain - Holloway, MN - Tacoma, WA.
Kickin up fresh ballast dust and rounding the curve east of Benson
With the exception of a few box cars, the daily M train to Montana is solid empty centerbeams. Regular Merchandise - Northtown, MN - Laurel, MT.
Crewmen from two trains chat at the switch for the Appleton Sub as the Z train gets his warrant. High Priority Intermodal - Chicago, IL - Laurel, MT.
Note the small American flag on the grab iron. The daily M train from Northtown is almost a unit empty centerbeam train. Regular Merchandise - Northtown, MN - Laurel, MT.
Rounding the corner outside Benson heading for Willmar. High Priority Merchandise - Dilworth, MN - Lincoln, NE.
An empty grain train from Aberdeen has just entered the Morris Sub to head east and interchange with the DM&E at Florence.
An old Santa Fe unit really shines in the late evening sun. High Priority Merchandise - Lincoln, NE - Dilworth, MN.
The daily Z train has just entered the Appleton sub with a warrant to Ortonville for a meet.
High Priority Intermodal - Chicago, IL - Laurel, MT.
Grain empties for Big Stone City, SD arrive at Benson. The conductor is off to throw the switch for the Appleton Sub.