The Empire Builder leaves downtown St. Paul departing Union Depot 48 minutes late bound for Red Wing amongst other destinations along the Mississippi River, Wisconsin, and Illinois.
Empire Builder, just a touch late.
A nice lashup of 4 SD60Ms lead the BN/CP transfer thru Hoffman Avenue on the way to Pigseye Yard.
Another of the many oil empties heads west for another load.
The Monongahela heritage leads a BNSF oil emptie back to the oil fields of North Dakota.
We're riding the last run of the Minneapolis section of the Soo Line's Laker on the north side of St.Paul/Minneapolis. We bumbed a ride with Engineer Ed Roddenkirch out of Waukesha last night and ... (more)
MNNR B23-7 #44 sits at the sanding tower, taking on some sand while I look on from within the Minnesota Commercial yard in Saint Paul, MN while taking a tour of the yard on a mostly sunny, but co... (more)
A pair of ECOs bringing a transfer job into the yard at St.Paul.
The dash 8 leading the Empire Builder was a total surprise as it rounded the wye at Merriam Park and took the switch over Prior Avenue and past the "Merriam Park" station sign. I was expect... (more)
: MNNR B23-7 #43 eases past me on its way to the turntable and roundhouse while I look on from within the Minnesota Commercial yard in Saint Paul, MN while taking a tour of the yard on a mostly su... (more)
One of BNSF's newest additions. an ES44C4 leads a unit grain train past Dayton's Bluff on a balmy Spring Sunday.
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.