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.
Though there isn't actually an incorporated town named Darling, BNSF uses the name for its siding here. A long string of tanks enter the siding to be passed by a priority Z-train.
Two EMD units that have been resurrected from storage find themselves alone on the busy Stables Sub, here, they're about to go under the former Soo Line tracks. Motorists are pacing the train tow... (more)
Two EMD units that have been resurrected from storage find themselves alone on the busy Stables Sub, here, hauling a manifest under the old Soo Line from Brooten, MN to Superior, WI. The tracks ar... (more)
The trip is nearly complete for the crew from Thief River Falls to Glenwood shortly after sunrise, as a loaded grain train makes its way down the main at Glenwood West. The Detroit Lakes sub goes... (more)
The hottest train on the tracks in this area blasts off from Glenwood East with permission to do 60 mph. Only 1xx series trains are allowed 60 mph. The rest are limited to 50.
After a fresh crew, a loaded grain train heads east on the Paynesville Sub behind a pair of SOO SD60's.
Shortly after sunrise, a couple products of General Electric bring a long 198 past some rural crossings just east of Lowry. After a new crew and some diesel in the yard, it would be on its way eas... (more)
This is the 2nd trio of SD40's I've caught on the CP in as many days. Here, three bring the 490 into Glenwood yard past the siding at Forada.
The 499 is making good time westward. Between Maple Lake and Glenwood, driving highway speed, i was never more than 5-10 minutes ahead of them. And that is what is so great about the good ol SD4... (more)
The 499 just finished up their last meet, and now have green lights all the way into Glenwood. Here, just west of Maple Lake, MN.
Three SD40's lean into a curve just east of Brooten. They are on the home stretch of their trip to Glenwood Yard.
A freight behind a GE and EMD head toward the cities as the daily sunset comes a little quicker each day heading into fall.
Since this train was at Detroit Lakes some two hours prior, i believed that this train was led by the SOO 6045, as this was the callsign they used. But i can't complain with the actual leader on ... (more)
BNSF 4939 referred to themselves as a "rock train", but with a long string of BN gondolas, i wonder how something like this gets unloaded.