As summer draws closer, the days get longer, making it possible to catch westbounds on the Detroit Lakes Sub. CP 9719 approaches the McKay Ave crossing just after sunrise.
Two SD60M's cross a small trestle on the lightly used Browns Valley sub. Because of congestion back on the Morris sub, this train will make it 3 more miles to the small town of Alberta, where it ... (more)
I was more than thrilled to catch a train on this line. Here im treated to a short westbound. The train will only make it another mile during daylight. All the industries along the line make li... (more)
The eastbound Empire Builder is 15 minutes ahead of being two hours late as it flies through Elk River. At the end, are several BNSF cars, some include the Marias Pass, and the Gerald Grinstein.
CP 491 heads north out of Alexandria behind two dash-2's. One sporting the pacman logo, and the other, the St. Lawrence & Hudson logo.
As far as terrain goes, northern Minnesota is pretty flat and boring, so catching a train on a curve is pretty rare, at least for this particular area.
An EMD dash 2 with some nose work leads another EMD out of Brooten.
A shot I've had my eye on for quite some time. I think the light would be perfect here for morning westbounds. Until that happens, a snowy mid-April shot will have to do.
Since the Great Northe... (more)
Finally, a SOO leader, just west of Barrett
The switch crew abandons their yard work to rescue a stranded grain train just past the Ammonia plant.
When i got word of the 291 the night before, the SOO 6027 had been leading, so to wake up and find that it had been pulled off and the 6062 was now leading, it was quite surprising.
The hot CP 198 cruises east under an overpass. Those in attendance on that bridge are Bryant Kaden and Mike Vandenberg.
A unit ethanol train heads east toward Glenwood Yard.
A pair of warbonnets lift a heavy train out of the Red River Valley at sunset.