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)
Rolling on a river... a CEFX leaser bring metalurgical coal empties back from the steel mills of Chicago for another load of Alberta coal from the Crowsnest Pass region.
4449 is doing some FAST running along the CPR's River Sub heading towards St. Paul.
Stacks head East along the Upper Mississippi River.
The knowledge that a crew would be on duty for this train around 1230 was all the incentive I needed to skip out of work for the afternoon. The CP crew parked the train earlier in the morning at ... (more)
After meeting two eastbounds in the siding at Homer, MN CP 283 heads towards St. Paul with two classic SOO engines leading.
This manifest is parked waiting for the CP crew to show up and take it to Chicago. This becomes train #486 on the CP.