Having been delayed somewhere up around Red Wing, train #270 is now taking full advantage of their VIP pass behind Amtrak 8, rolling through the curves of Maple Springs at every bit of track speed... (more)
DMIR 401 and 409 motor south through Iron Junction on a loaded T-Bird. This was just 3 months before the 401 was totaled in a head-on-collision near Two Harbors.
Originally beginning its life as DRG&W 5335, CITX 2794 is still making its keep, now working on the DM&E. With the sanders going, and the engine notched up to 5, train 637 grinds up the 1.8% grade... (more)
A nice set of EMD motors rumble north out of Owatonna with a short 30 car train in tow.
A trio of death star SD40-3's wind through Iron Junction with a train from Two Harbors. What a sight in 2010 to see such a lash-up.
IC&E 6412, a red bomber, and 2 grey CITX motors are on the point on 486-28 getting ready to make a set-out. Meanwhile if you look over the top of train, you can see a second 486 in the distance.
Now this is a sight! A pair of BN painted trip-clops SD60M's head a FRA inspection train up the River Sub! Never thought I'd see a BNSF SD60M on the River Sub again, let alone a pair!
A Rio Grande veteran heads train 637 up Stockton Hill on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Leasers like this are becoming more and more common by the day on the DM&E.
Third westbound of the parade cruises in the the setting westward sun, as it nips at the heels of another WB manifest. Nice to see a ACe/90Mac pair in such great light.
Train #636 pulls for Tower CK, behind IC&E 6427, DM&E 6096, DM&E 6084, and 67 cars of train.
In the final minutes of light, train #277 begins its adventure over the Waseca Sub.
Dragging over 6,000 foot of train, #170 twists through the curves of the Marquette Sub heading south for Marquette.
Just by luck I caught a CN northbound land barge behind my hotel in Virginia. 2 CN C44's and brand new NRE 700 head towards the setting sun with a massive train in tow.
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.
CSXT 410, Soo 6021, and CP 4612 storm out of an extremely overgrown Weaver West.