NS 1069 barrels through Cokato on the north end of 50 mph. Woke this small town up!
Last shot of the day for me as the NS 1069 comes blasting through Kandiyohi at track speed. More excitement than this little town has seen in a long time!
First worthwhile shot of the trip. Virganyan unit comes busting through the Cities. Most of the railfans here went for the dark side but I decided to try this side. Chase was on from here!
I had been trying to get corn in my shot all day! The Virginian heritage unit is a long way from the coal fields of Virginia! It was a great chase. Full sun, great power, tons of shooting spots, g... (more)
Fresh painted ATSF junk leads a limestone out of Proctor with ore cars while the difco cars are down for maintenance.
The death stars soldier on hauling ore as the IC 6251 leads a sister and newly painted SD40-2W north on a slow moving empty for U-Tac
Evening Metra prepares to blast off on an unreal 96 degree day (plus full humidity)
Shiny genset heads out as Metra rumbles overhead.
NSM #2001 returns home after a brief stint up in the cold of Northern Minnesota. Taken on private property.
What a treat in 2012! Both these railroads fleets of motive power have been decimated by the CN for one reason or another. Between 8-10 WC GP40's are on property here, although the lease ends at t... (more)
Blasting towards its next station stop, a mid evening commuter train hustles through West Chicago. Notice that all the lights are on!
Pulling out another long cut.
BRC #306 and slug buddy shove 80+ cars up the steep grade to the hump yard. Sounded amazing!
In what may be the last photo of a J engine, or at least the #666 under the "EJE" banner, the #666 drills the yard in sweet early morning light. This morning the EJE was officially merged into the... (more)
You know the day is going your way when the IAIS crew stops their engine on the bridge so you can get the over under. Hell they even released their pet hawk as well!