After a brief passenger stop at St. Paul Union Depot, the Empire Builder is on its way again, passing under the signal bridge at Hoffman Avenue as it heads towards Chicago.
After a brief stop, the Empire Builder rolls past the scale house at Midway heading for its scheduled stop at St. Paul Union Depot.
The scrap job has a hold of 8 engines as a result of picking up power from a yarded train. Work on the new road alongside Dunn yard is picking up pace, dump trucks and equipment are everywhere, ma... (more)
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.