After adding 13 more cars out in Goodview, G69 shoves 22 cars for the UP into their yard.
We were leaving Marquette right at the exact moment this west bound DME train was departing. After a few attempts at getting to the tracks, we found a road that crossed them, and minutes later thi... (more)
UP 617 glimmers in the final rays of an Autumn sun as it heads back for the yard. While switching River and Rail, 01 put 4 on the ground, so they could only take these 17 cars back with them.
A pure CSXT SD50 is on the point of loaded coke train 800. sure was getting tricky to snatch nose-light at this time of day.
Passing milepost 18, train #276 marches out of Lewiston behind four SD40-2's.
After leaving Minnesota City around 10:45, this train has not been stopped since. One westbound was tucked away at Homer, and two more at Donehower helping compensate for this trains 3 hour wait a... (more)
A great looking Soo SD60 heads freight from Kansas City on train 171. Sure is a different sight from 2 years ago, when this train ran with 2 ICE/DME SD40-2's.
Little did I expect to shoot a YN3 SD60I leading a train on the River this morning! CSXT 8743 heads coke loads for the Indiana Railroad through Winona at 07:45.
Heading right towards the setting sun, a pair of nice matched candy apple Soo SD60's head a monster 281 "Ford Train" for St Paul. Sure was a nice break between studying for finals!
With the all clear at Winona Junction, BNSF 4580 along with 2 other motors, storm towards single track with hot intermodal from Portland.
After spending over 4 hours waiting for 636 to leave town, 487 was finally able to get on the DM&E connection at Tower CK. Today DM&E 6081, 6359, and IC&E 6100 have the honors of leading 487. I wi... (more)
Bluffs or green, fields of gold, and dash 2's of blue and yellow... it doesn't get much better then this!
Conductor Chris sticks his head out of the cab of CP 6038 heading a 581 through Winona.
An ex C&NW SD40 heads #271 past Tower CK, as the train races north for St Paul with a short 12 car train.