Late in the morning, the Northfield job heads towards the interchange with Progressive Rail. Here it is seen crossing Plato Ave with the St. Paul skyline. Taken while off duty, wearing full PPE.
After waiting for CP to clear Robert St, TCW pulls past Western Ave against the industrial backdrop of the Kellogg facility. They will drop the CP and UP engines here at UP's yard before continuin... (more)
MNNR 75 & 35 pull through St. Anthony Junction
The TCW waits patiently at Robert St. for CP job H24 to clear Robert St. with cars for the UP at State St. TCW will then head to Western Ave to pick up cars from the UP. Taken while off duty, wear... (more)
Late in the morning, a matched set of DM&E geeps pulls the Northfield job over the Robert St. bridge in downtown St. Paul. H37 is basically a transfer that brings cars from the CP at St. Paul to P... (more)
TC&W light power pauses outside the Minnesota Commercial engine facility in Saint Paul. The engine facility is filled with various power, including a high-hood GE B30-7A, now used as a slug.
Plenty of power waits at St. Paul yard for its next call to duty. A pair of former SOO geeps and a CSX motor sit on the clean-out track after setting out a damaged hi-cube box for repair. Taken wh... (more)
A pair of UP SD60M's wait patiently at Hoffman Ave for a signal into their belt yard while a 1x1 CP manifest sneaks out of St. Paul Yard, heading for Glenwood. Taken while off duty, wearing full P... (more)
A former Conrail B23-7, now owned by the Minnesota Commercial, switches cars at the Midway Yard.
A trio of TCW's attractive Geeps make a delivery to Minnesota Commercial's Midway Yard in Saint Paul.
The Empire Builder takes a series of switches through St. Anthony Junction into the Minnesota Commercial A Yard. It's a cold February day here in Minnesota! -9F with a much colder windchil... (more)
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.
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)
Flashback! One a brutally cold morning (-2F), a pair of cascade green SD60Ms head south at Hoffman on joint track along the bluff.
After bringing a cut of cars down to the UP's Belt Yard, the TCW proceeds to drag a set of UP locomotives out with it, and back to their yard on a hazy winter afternoon.