Amtrak Empire Builder #8 is running about an hour and a half late here.
A clean GE ES44DC leads a Chicago bound stack train out of Elk River.
A new ES44C4 leads a high priority Northtown-Pasco train west of Elk River MN.
A westbound manifest train hussles along under a mix of sun and clouds afternoon.
The first in the new 6600 series ES44C4's leads a stack train eastbound into Elk River MN.
BNSF 9161 west is back on the move after the train went into emergency in Elk River.
An eastbound Z train is doing track speed approaching Elk River MN.
Judging by the bank of the curve, it isn't hard to imagine how fast these trains come through downtown Elk River.
A pair of Oakways head east with the daily Grand Forks - Northtown priority manifest train.
Four EMDs pull hard on 124 cars that make up tonight's priority merchandise train from Northtown Yard to Laurel, MT.
The eastbound Empire Builder flies up the hill out of the river valley two hours behind schedule.
A unit ballast train from St. Cloud, MN heads east with a lone EMD as the power.
A nice old Santa Fe unit smokes it up with double stacks from Cicero Yard in Chicago, IL.
Northtown yard must have been full tonight as this train has missed it's stop there...
Coal empties from Portage, WI cruise west toward the mines of the Powder River basin to reload.