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.
Another cold day. A manifest receives some attention in the engine facilities at Pigs Eye yard before heading east out of Minneapolis. There are still quite a few DM&E engines running around. Take... (more)
Power at the UP's Auto Rack yard.
Classic BNSF SD 60Ms lead 2 BNSF engines and 10 auto racks westbound to Northtown from St Paul
After getting serviced, CP 9593 takes the signal and heads West past the bluffs and towards Minneapolis.
At the end of a sunny, but cold day, a pair of freshly painted CP geeps brings a cut of cars by the engine facilities at the always busy Pigs Eye yard. The clouds are moving in though, and we shou... (more)
Morning rush hour in and out of Pig's Eye.
Autoracks at Western Ave with clean leased engine
CNW 1725, a GP9 still in its delivered color scheme idles with a pair of rebuilt SD9s at St. Paul's Western Avenue Yard. Some of CNW's GP9 were delivered with roof top air tanks to permit larger f... (more)
Brand new and clean engine at entrance to South St Paul yard
An empty BNSF rail train with two ex- BN SD60M's pulls slowly around the curves before they get a signal.
Milwaukee Road 261 stands ready for departure at St. Paul Union Depot, ready to head out to the "North Pole" on a dreary winter day in the Twin Cites.
Gary Nelson, a conductor aboard 261's train, is a veteran Great Northern conductor who also served on Burlington Northern and BNSF.