One of Loram's J-10 switch and crossing grinders makes a pass over the West Siding Switch in Brooten on a clear November morning.
Clouds and rain have given way to glorious sunshine on a perfect spring evening as a westbound CP train rounds a curve east of Brooten, Minnesota.
Not long after sunrise, a lengthy stack train blasts through Brooten.
Two GEs blast through Brooten with a westbound for Winnipeg, heading into a stiff northwest wind on a rather chilly spring day.
An eastbound rounds a curve east of Brooten and charges toward Belgrade on a perfect spring morning.
The H41 wayfreight is waiting on the siding in Brooten for a couple of eastbounds out of Glenwood to pass before they get back to work. The crew took the opportunity to get some refreshment from ... (more)
The 299 is becoming a regular late afternoon fixture on this end of the Paynesville Sub, usually with a healthy cut of stacks and autoracks on it. Today was no exception as two GEVOs hustle throu... (more)
Another unseasonably warm evening was a good enough reason to get the wagon out and take our first walk of the year down to the tracks to watch this westbound CP train roll through town. Clearly,... (more)
Bathed in nice evening light, three GEs lead train 293 west toward Glenwood Yard.
A GEVO and an SD60 team up to haul an eastbound toward St Paul, seen hustling through Brooten on another nice and snowless winter morning.
At the tail end of the biggest snow storm of the year, a pair of GEVOs leads a westbound through Brooten, passing by some old rail and an old elevator.
The heaviest snowfall of the winter is tapering off as an eastbound charges down the CP mainline through Brooten.
It took until nearly the end of February, but I finally got a shot of a train in a snowstorm in 2012. A CEFX leaser, another AC4400, and a GP38-2 lead a westbound past the block signal in Brooten... (more)
CP 6240, a rebuilt SD60, trails in the consist of a Winnipeg-bound train as it rolls into Brooten.
It's a foggy winter morning in central Minnesota as an eclectic mix of power leads a CP train east through Brooten.