BNSF's Willmar Yard is busy on a nice summer afternoon. Here, a trio of GEs waits to bring a short cut of cars west through one of the yard tracks as some of the stored SD60Ms sit on the sideline... (more)
Although a bit scummy by this time of the summer, this lake east of Paynesville still provides a nice reflection of a passing CP train on a calm evening.
On a pristine summer morning, two blue leasers lead Canadian Pacific train 290 east across the farmland of west central Minnesota.
An eastbound freight just underway from Glenwood accelerates out of a fiery summer sunset.
A westbound CP train blasts through Brooten, passing some of the extensive work that's going on in town to lay new water mains right down Central Ave.
An eastbound grain train arrives in Willmar, pulling past a busy Willmar Yard to make their crew change. Several tracks over is a line of shrink-wrapped SD60Ms that have been stored here since la... (more)
Something other than a GE leads a westbound CP train across Minnesota, seen from the US 71 overpass at Belgrade.
In a perfectly timed meet, an eastbound coal train pounds upgrade behind a pair of SD70MACs as the DPU of a westbound manifest passes on main 1.
An eastbound leans into a curve between Brooten and Belgrade, kicking up some dust from a grade crossing along the way.
A Soo Line GP38-2 rests in Glenwood next to something we haven't seen around here in a long time: standing water from rain!
A westbound grain train rumbles over Lake Ashtabula on the large bridge built by the Great Northern 100 years ago.
A big SD9043MAC leads train 497 through Brooten. Confined to Canada because of emissions standards, this is perhaps only the second time in many years that one of these large EMDs has led a CP tr... (more)
On a humid and hazy summer evening, the westbound Watertown Local sweeps through the s-curve just east of De Graff.
A westbound empty hopper train enters the curve at Lake Park.
Running just over 3 hours late, the eastbound Empire Builder sprints along the former Northern Pacific mainline across Minnesota.