Two blue and yellow SD40-2s and SD60M repaint CP 6260 lead a ballast train toward Glenwood.
An "in your face" shot of BNSF 2264 departing Willmar with grain empties destined for storage on the Browns Valley Sub west of Alberta, MN.
The first major snowstorm we've seen in over a year is well underway, forcing us to cancel Sunday morning worship services. The railroad keeps rolling, though, so I took a walk to the tracks to s... (more)
The last picture of a train I'd take in 2012 and a somewhat mundane ending to another year of railfanning: a pair of Golden Beaver AC4400CWs roll through the wintry landscape west of Paynesville w... (more)
A bright 8900 series GEVO leads a unit crude oil train east on a sunny winter morning.
With three units up front, an empty coal train is making quick work of the curves and hills along the Marshall Sub in extreme southwestern Minnesota on a clear but windy winter day. The empty coa... (more)
It's a windy afternoon on the Buffalo Ridge as a southbound BNSF manifest curves through the snowy landscape between Ruthton and Holland.
A cold January day is coming to an end as an eastbound CP train heads toward Paynesville.
Another dusting of snow and some overnight fog has left a bright white coating on the Minnesota landscape. An eastbound crude oil train running 1x1 with a DPU on the rear dusts off some of the fr... (more)
Train 497 glides over a wintry scene between South Haven and Kimball, accelerating up to track speed after meeting an eastbound at the siding just east of here.
Three red SD40-2s make a fine sight on a clear winter day as they hustle east out of Glenwood with train 498.
Two Soo Line GPs shove the wayfreight onto the siding at Brooten.
With the sun at the horizon on nearly the shortest day of the year, an eastbound grain train hustles across the snowy landscape near Belgrade.
The temperature is below zero on a crisp December morning as a bright red CP GEVO leads an eastbound train through Brooten.
A perfect illustration of why I like it when we get snow: white snow, red locomotives, blue skies. What's not to love?