The Empire Builder stops momentarily at the entrance to the Minnesota Commercial A Yard at St. Anthony Junction, where the conductor is required to line the switches at this location and po... (more)
Four SD40-2s and a GP9 pull a freight out of Pigs Eye Yard heading west at Dayton's Buff in St. Paul, MN. The missing logos indicates it nearing the end of Milwaukee's transcontinental era as the ... (more)
"Warriors Rest" & "Stampede Pass"
With their work completed, the crew is heading back to the yard office, passing the former Amtrak platform.
A westbound unit grain train rolls through St. Anthony Junction on the Midway subdivision.
GN 332 and a former GN F3B idle at the former GN passenger roundhouse at the east side entry to St. Paul's Union Station in April 1970. This photo was taken a month into the BN merger, but its all... (more)
GNW&B "Gritty Palace" #2 is former RDG #15.....GNW&B? "Going Nowhere & Back".....this is one of three passenger cars kept here, while passenger ops have moved to the restored ... (more)
Where 'ya going? A hobo rides a MILW covered hopper in the Twin Cities in May of 1986. Once common, security issues have pretty much eliminated this activity.
I was in town for a conference and had some time to get the exotica afterwards. I liked these ex-SOU rebuilt SD-24s.
The Empire Builder creeps into the Minnesota Commercial A Yard at sunrise, just as the sun lifts over the horizon.
GP20C-ECO leads the Northfield job paused here at UP's Western Ave. before crossing the Mississippi at Bridge 15
The CP - MNNR transfer is overloaded with power as it backs in cars into the MNNR A Yard at St. Anthony Junction. The Soo Line's last purchase, CP 6262 (ex-SOO 6062), leads the pack during this j... (more)
CNW's SD18 were among my favorite locomotives, purchased late in their careers. Here, 6627 (ex-Sou 6309). has a coal train in tow as it rolls along the bluffs of the mighty Mississippi.
The Amtrak Exhibit Train made its first appearance in Minnesota for Union Depot's "Train Days." P40DC #822 was providing HEP to the train for the whole weekend instead of the generator e... (more)