The Lehigh Valley Heritage unit leads a colorful consist and loaded oil cans east.
Many SD60M's in UP's fleet have seen better days, this one is no exception!
Layers of history are present on this steam locomotive tender-turned-water car stored at Jackson Street. It was built in 1928 for use behind Soo Line 4-8-2 No. 4016.
A Black Diamond where it ain't oughta be. Norfolk Southern 8104 makes a surprise visit to Minnesota.
Canadian Pacific's St. Paul yard. I made a wrong turn on my way down toward the tracks and found this view from above in Indian Mounds Park. Sort of a birds eye view of Pigs Eye Yard.
One of two heavy duty GE center cabs the C&NW tested rests at the South St. Paul engine facility.
You would expect to find these smaller BN SW1s working small yards or shop facilities versus a large terminal like St. Paul. It was a beautiful summer day to be riding on the porch!
Wind gusts grip the Twin Cities in 25 to 30 below zero wind chills,but the trains keep on rolling.
An ethanol train from the TC&W heads east through Saint Anthony with a pair of CSXT GE's up front. A trio of UP units can be seen off to the left, waiting to get into UP's East Minneapolis Yard.
BNSF 7031 scoots past an ex-Milwaukee MP15AC (working in Canadian Pacific's St. Paul Yard) and new CREX ES44AC in Dayton's Bluff Yard on one of the first warm days of 2014.
C&NW leased (tested) two of these large GE center cab switchers (1198 and 1199). They lasted three years from October 78 through October 81.
Consecutively numbered ACe's bring oil emptys west around Victoria Street in St. Paul.
One of the few remaining SOO SD60's brings CP 298 east at Union Jct. I never thought I would see a Soo Line SD60 again, luckily I was wrong!
One of the morning's rush of trains past the Bluffs.