UP 1436 and 1388, both GP40-2's, pull a train out of the South St. Paul Yard. After clearing Barge Channel Road, they will reverse through the crossover seen here and head back towards the yard.
Back Again:After making a round trip on the river wayfreight, SOO 6053 makes a quick stop at the service island. After being serviced, she'll go right back out on H20. Taken while off duty,... (more)
Colorful Visitor:After handing off the train to a TCWR crew at St. Paul, this empty ethanol train heads west to be loaded somewhere on TCWR property. Taken while off duty, wearing full PPE.
"Cottonwood Falling Like Snow in July": A little surprise on 681 today, the Reading unit shows up on the point, a nice change of pace. The wind is whipping up the Cottonwood today... (more)
Tip Top Shape: A line of big GE's (or "Beavers" as they're known to many CP crews) sit ready to go on 7 track at the St. Paul Roundhouse. Also getting some attention is a GP20-ECO... (more)
Getting Some Attention: After spending the day at the roundhouse, SOO 6053 gets some attention at the service island with some stable mates. Later tonight she will go out on H20, headed for... (more)
Amtrak's P42DC locomotive with paint scheme saluting America's Military Veterans. Seen here on the point of the Empire Builder at St Paul's Union Depot. Brought to St Paul for Union Depot's Train... (more)
Burlington Northern GE U30C No. 5828 leads am eastbound coal train past Hoffman Avenue below Dayton’s Bluff in St. Paul, Minnesota, on November 21, 1987. Former BN SD45 No. 6517, now Wisconsin Cen... (more)
RIP CP 6037. CP 6037 has been sitting outside of the shops at Pigs Eye for a couple months now and is reportedly being picked over for parts before being sent to scrap.
The engineer of Amtrak #7, the westbound Empire Builder, washes the front of his lead locomotive as they make their nightly station stop at St. Paul Union Depot. Steve Glischinski and Bob Ball put... (more)
Amtrak's Veterans Memorial Unit exhibited at Union Depot during Train Day.
Minnesota Transportation Museum's ex-Great Northern SDP40 is at the head of "The Last Mail Train," one of the features at Union Depot's Train Day 2017. The former NP RPO was used to del... (more)
Rare bird. Soo Line 6405 (ex-KCS 627), a fairly rare SD40A, meets SD40-2 778 at Hoffman Ave. in St. Paul, MN in October of 1992.
Spectacular Grab Shot: Sometimes you just can't pass up a shot! On my way into work, I turned the corner and had to stop. The Dayton's Bluff job, with a pair of Geeps, creeping down the Q1 ... (more)
When I became a locomotive engineer in 2002, the last test was a check ride aboard Soo 6063, CP's SD60 simulator. It was nerve-racking; you had to set and release the air multiple times in order ... (more)