A brand new ET44C4 is on the point of the Empire Builder today, after making a brief station stop in St. Paul, #8 blasts through Hoffman on its way to Chicago. Taken while off duty, wearing full P... (more)
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.
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.
BNSF was extremely power short due to booming crude oil traffic and resulting congestion. A pair of normally aspirated geeps blow out some carbon.
A late St Paul Turn passes under the endangered signal bridge at Hoffman Ave with two ex-Kennecott Copper GP39s leading a pair of ex-SOO Caterpillars.
The Empire Builder pulls through Merriam Park starting the decent along Short Line Hill towards downtown St. Paul and its next stop at Union Depot.
The Empire Builder takes the switch off the newly installed double track mainline at St. Anthony Junction pulling into the Minnesota Commercial A Yard. Today's train is not running too far... (more)
As always, Hoffman Ave. is a mess today. Here a UP train departs the Belt yard, and ties up the entire plant as they cross all the way over from the Belt to BN main 1. BNSF and CP trains are waiti... (more)
Union Pacific rolls south in bitter cold.
Two ECOs lead a transfer job in 30 below zero wind chills.
Coming through the tunnel on St Paul Sub track #1 with the Midway Sub Westminster interlocking above.
An empty all-rail taconite train returning from Mexico passes loaded crude U EPPCXY0 15 at the ever busy Dayton's Bluff.