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.
St. Paul was blessed with twelve inches of snow on February 20-21 (and this on top of the snow that's fallen since November, which hasn't melted yet). Understandably, the Minnesota Transportation... (more)
A somewhat rare 95' AC4400CW wearing the unification flag scheme, brings loaded oil cans east. This is one of one-hundred or so GE's the CP has leased out to the BNSF.
A sharp looking ACe pushes hard on the rear of a loaded oil train. As the train passed, I noticed some of the cars were the old style tank cars.
A bluebird and an ex 2010 Olympic Winter Games ES44 bring an eastbound manifest by Como.
After waiting at the Hoffman signal tower for a Canadian Pacific switch job to shove back into the St. Paul yard, the eastbound Empire Builder crosses over and proceeds towards the CP River... (more)
Awakened by the distinct low frequency rumble,this shot from hotel is the last of my trip.
Amtrak's Empire Builder rolls down Short Line Hill east of Carroll Avenue.
View from the Hamline Avenue bridge has Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder running over 3 hours late.
Just about every trip I ever took to the Twin Cities involved at least one afternoon of sitting alongside the track near the Bluff. It was a great spot with lots of traffic from most area carriers... (more)