With the sun going away VERY quickly, I was still able to shoot 277 passing by my favorite spot on Stockton Hill, with 3 SD40-2's making the normal consist.
Ethonal empties head up the scenic Stockton Hill just out of Minnesota City.
A beautiful IC&E SD40-2 rolls past a farm just outside of Minnesota City. Sure made the first day of 11th grade better after chasing this guy.
A pair on nicely matched CITX SD40-2's and IC&E 6456 depart Minnesota City with empty ethanol train 637 for Aurora SD.
The last IC&E locomotive in ex IMRL colors, is in charge of eastbound train 290 on Friday afternoon. The SD40-2's are working hard as they get 290 rolling out of Minnesota City. 6102 sure is in ro... (more)
A pickup truck darts across the track last second, right ahead of 499. Note that the train was doing every bit of track speed (50MPH). People sure can be idiots!
A single GE is making good time heading up the Mississippi River in the evening sun. The tail end of a DME train arriving off the Waseca sub can be seen in the background.
One of the last StL&H SD40-2's leads a 487 up stockton hill in some faint sunlight. Sweet!
Two good looking SD70MAC's thunder through Minnesota City with coal train 808 bound for Wausau, WI.
With the throttle open wide, train 660 screams through Minnesota City. Notice the friendly wave from the engineer.
660 winds past Bass Camp with a classic pair of Soo SD60's.
Soo 748,6061 on #401 at Minnesota City.
The fall color special races traffic along HWY 61. As people stop to look, or try to continue to chase and get ahead of the train.
CP 489 curves into the sweet afternoon light. On August 19th, 2007, Garvin Brook became a raging river that washed out the DM&E bridge on August 19th, 2007. You can see the brand new railroad br... (more)