K-Mad snags his shot as the WN slowly rolls towards town.
More likea shortline than a tourist railroad, the North Shore Scenic Railroad is seen here bringing 123 of its 1200+ coal cars back out of storage.
You can put lipstick on a pig... with all of her hood doors open for ventilation this fresh looking unit guts it out up Proctor Hill. The #5264 kept overheating and the crew had to explain to the ... (more)
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.