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)
We're ready to go on a coal train at BN's Dayton Bluff Yard across from Milwaukee's Pigs Eye Yard. We'll take the train from St.Paul,MN. to Columbia just east of Portage,WI. in just about 12 hrs. ... (more)
A few months after the UP purchased the North Western things appear as usual as this train rolls into downtown St. Paul and in the process crosses over the Mississippi River.
Milwaukee Road Baldwin 562 cools off in minus 22 degree weather and ice fog at Pigs Eye. This AS-616 began life in April 1951 as one of two AS-616B B units (No. 2100-B). It was rebuilt with a cab ... (more)
A CNW transfer job head east (south) along Dayton Bluff in St. Paul, Minnesota on a cool January day. The former CGW RS-2 had not been re-lettered or re-painted at this point, two and a half years... (more)
Two former GB&W Alcos power a transfer. These made for a welcome sight running around the Twin Cities.
Takin' care of business.
The former Green Bay & Western (rebuilt with a 12-251 engine) leaves for the yard to do some switching.
An SD60 and SD60M bring the UP - BN transfer towards Northtown. Two generations of SD60's!
A pair of UP EMD's lead an empty sand train down the CP with downtown St. Paul towering in the background.
CAT-Powered RRVW 2053 is on the point of a Twin Cities & Western transfer passing a Minnesota Commercial's Midway Yard. The train is heading for downtown St. Paul and past Dayton's Bluff.
One of Minnesota Commercial's B 23's pulls on a cut of cars to be worked in the yard as a TC&W transfer works its way toward downtown St Paul in the distance on an exceptionally cold November day.... (more)
CP 6230 is in charge of a short transfer passing Dayton's Bluff and heading into Pig's Eye Yard. The return-to-service of CP's SD60 fleet was a welcomed sight on my day around the Twin Cities.
The Empire Builder travels along the edge of downtown St. Paul below in the Mississippi River Valley with promising weather for passengers to enjoy the scenic views along the Mississippi Ri... (more)
The new free handed "CP" logo on the nose. May want to use a stencil next to stay in the lines. Clean lines make a big difference.