You would expect to find these smaller BN SW1s working small yards or shop facilities versus a large terminal like St. Paul. It was a beautiful summer day to be riding on the porch!
Wind gusts grip the Twin Cities in 25 to 30 below zero wind chills,but the trains keep on rolling.
An ethanol train from the TC&W heads east through Saint Anthony with a pair of CSXT GE's up front. A trio of UP units can be seen off to the left, waiting to get into UP's East Minneapolis Yard.
BNSF 7031 scoots past an ex-Milwaukee MP15AC (working in Canadian Pacific's St. Paul Yard) and new CREX ES44AC in Dayton's Bluff Yard on one of the first warm days of 2014.
C&NW leased (tested) two of these large GE center cab switchers (1198 and 1199). They lasted three years from October 78 through October 81.
Consecutively numbered ACe's bring oil emptys west around Victoria Street in St. Paul.
One of the few remaining SOO SD60's brings CP 298 east at Union Jct. I never thought I would see a Soo Line SD60 again, luckily I was wrong!
One of the morning's rush of trains past the Bluffs.
An eastbound C&NW crests the grade between Minneapolis and St.Paul on the BN. Photo taken from the Bandana Square parking structure.
BNSF stack train scatters the pigeons at M.P. 409
A long stack train, led by ES44DC 7244, passes under the signal bridge at Dayton's Bluff.
Shiny red ECOs pull a transfer from UP's yard and into Pig's Eye.
Bakken oil rolls through the Twin Cities on a cold Minnesota morning. Hopefully, someone will catch this K train on the CSX River Sub in a few days.
The Empire Builder departs after performing a pretty quick 13-minute station stop at St. Paul's Midway Station. Amtrak employees at Midway estimated to the riders waiting in the waiting ar... (more)
Due to power issues, a cascade F59 was put on the point of #8. The conductor has just thrown the switches to head through the MNNR yard and into Midway station.