A great looking 4 pack of C.A.T geeps are working hard as the depart Olivia, MN after a small set-out.
Throttled up to 30, a massive train #170 leans into one of the many curves along the Marquette Sub just south of La Crescent. Both the line and lead locomotive are a perfect match, both being once... (more)
This made up for me missing a 498 with Soo 6060 and 6039 earlier in that day. Train 581-31 has a bandit GP40 leading on milwaukee rails.
A nice, clean CSX C40-8W leads train #661 right into the setting sun as it approaches Tower CK. The train would duck into the siding at Minnesota City for a very tardy Amtrak 8.
After adding two more Dash-2's in Goodview, train #277 has changed crews and is now beginning its journey over the Waseca Sub with 9,000 foot of train.
DM&E 6365 is surrounded by an ocean of green as it climbs up the 1.8% grade of Stockton Hill. It will be an easy climb today with 5 motors, and only 46 cars.
Dispatch promised this massive eastbound train a clear shot to River Junction, and that it received. Soo 6051, DM&E 6083, and NS 9267 make for quite a unique lash-up on this all-rack #282, rolling... (more)
After waiting for hotshot #199 to blast by on the mainline, train #283 gets back underway with an HLCX leaser leading the way. On a day where the temp was 96 and it felt like 106, I'm sure the cre... (more)
First train of the day is a T-Bird arriving at Fairlane with DMIR 406 and 212.
Awesome is a word that just sums this catch up! My first time seeing 281 in daylight this year, and it's lead by no other then a pair of ICE/DME SD40-2's! For all you who don't know, train 281 is ... (more)
A trip to Red Wing rewarded me with sunshine on this wonderful pair of Soo 60's, as they handled hopper empties up River on a November afternoon.
CP 5966, DM&E 6363, IC&E 6454, and Soo 4412 pull a rather short, 57 car 486 up the DM7E connection at Tower CK. Sure is nice of CP to put them in alphabetical order.
Two generic CP SD40-2's and ICE 6406 drag 636 onto the River Sub at Tower CK, following right behind 486-26.
While I was biking to a friends house, I heard train 486 (which I had just seen), let a westbound know they were just starting into the siding at Homer. Little did I know that the westbound was go... (more)
The highlight of a very slow day on the River was this 271 powered by a great set of IC&E Dash 2's.