Looks as if CP never took over. 2 IC&E SD40-2's head 171 for Saint Paul on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.
A nice set of EMD motors rumble north out of Owatonna with a short 30 car train in tow.
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.
Now thats a lash-up! Seems the BNSF is becoming more and more interesting again by they day. BNSF 8113 and CN 5691 head a westbound stack onto Double track at Winona Junction, hot on the tail of H... (more)
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!
Dragging over 6,000 foot of train, #170 twists through the curves of the Marquette Sub heading south for Marquette.
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.
Train #636 pulls for Tower CK, behind IC&E 6427, DM&E 6096, DM&E 6084, and 67 cars of train.
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)
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.
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.
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.
In the final minutes of light, train #277 begins its adventure over the Waseca Sub.
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.
Train #270 slowly pulls down the siding towards the signal at River Junction Proper. With their counterpart waiting for traffic to clear before it enters the mainline, it will still be a few minut... (more)