Slowly making its way at 10 MPH, the loaded ethanol train heads downhill towards Stockton, MN.
DME 6200 works its way upgrade at Farmers Park with a train of empty ethanol tankers.
Four SD40-2's, each a little different than the next, make the climb up Stockton Hill on a lovely Spring afternoon.
It's all 2% grade from here to Lewiston, time to hit notch 8. CP 5919 and IC&E 6436 work train #277 westward up Stockton Hill.
CP 637 is working up Stockton Hill with an empty ethonal train.
Bluffs or green, fields of gold, and dash 2's of blue and yellow... it doesn't get much better then this!
The highest numbered unit on the DM&E roster grinds upgrade on the head of 487 bound for Huron, SD.
A rainbow lash-up heads a 99 car train up to Stockton as it grinds out of the Mississippi Valley.
DM&E 6365 is surrounded by an ocean of green as it climbs up the 1.8% grade of Stockton Hill. It will be an easy climb today with 5 motors, and only 46 cars.
The daily Westbound out of Winona is doubling the hill out of the Mississippi River Valley. The train will drop its cars in the siding at Stockton and head back down the hill for the rest of the t... (more)
A Rio Grande veteran heads train 637 up Stockton Hill on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Leasers like this are becoming more and more common by the day on the DM&E.
Originally beginning its life as DRG&W 5335, CITX 2794 is still making its keep, now working on the DM&E. With the sanders going, and the engine notched up to 5, train 637 grinds up the 1.8% grade... (more)
My first shots taken on CTC Boards "A Day in North America" were of 637 lead by quite a unique lash-up. CITX 2794 of DRGW heritage, leads DM&E 6362 ,an ex Milwaukee Road motor, and CITX 3098.
Empty Unit Ethanol Train heads uphill through the Stockton Valley.
Not quite DM&E, but close enough... two SD40's drag the daily freight from Minnesota City, MN to Huron, SD out of the Mississippi River Valley through the the bluffs at Stockton.