What doesn't belong? Almost everything. First, a couple ICE and DME engines rest after bringing in the 171 last evening. Normally, the 171 terminates in St. Paul, but due to trackwork, they head... (more)
A trio of GE's bring a grain empty toward Ulen, but first they must disrupt the peace in the small town of Hitterdahl, Minnesota. The only trains this city sees are the grain trains, so catching ... (more)
Three types of BNSF coal power is used for this empty train as it rounds a sweeping curve just west of Lake Park. The paint on that GEVO isn't fairing too well. The end of the train can be seen ... (more)
After spending four hours in Glenwood Yard, and another in Brooten, the 490 is back on its way east. By this time, a total of four westbound trains accumulated between Murray and Paynesville sidi... (more)
A loaded ballast train heads west for its destination on the Max Line out in North Dakota. After completing a meet 5 miles back in Hoffman, they are off to another at Oswald siding just before su... (more)
A loaded ballast train heads west for its destination on the Max Line out in North Dakota.
After bringing a train down the Detroit Lakes Sub in the morning, the CP 5919 and SOO 6057 find themselves heading west with the 293. With highway 55 road construction, making the 15 mile trip fr... (more)
Two trains, two GE's. All hopes of interesting power were dashed when a one unit wonder met another at Hoffman. This one, the 498, is just starting to slow for the meet.
The 5946 finally has its train moving again after some MOW finish up some work further east. At this time, MOW has the left (engineer side) rail replaced, while the right (conductor side) rail has... (more)
While it wasn't the power we hoped to catch, one cant complain. Especially being in good company, and the beautiful weather. The 2nd of two westbounds is seen heading toward a meet at Paynesvill... (more)
Two matched SD40's lead the 290 around a curve past the siding at Forada.
A trio of GE's belch out some nice smoke as they near the top of the hill. There's a slight roller coaster effect as the tracks cross county road 36, just north of Miltona.
At just over 7,000 ft, this 490 uses three GE's to get the job done. That cloud of smoke in the background was produced by the train.
A unit ethanol train heads east toward Glenwood Yard.
The 290 glides down the hill toward the yard at Glenwood.