Arriving exactly when it should be departing, the Empire Builder pulls through the switches off of the BNSF Midway Subdivision at St. Anthony Junction into the Minnesota Commercial A Yard i... (more)
The Empire Builder made up all its lost time between St. Cloud and St. Paul and made an on-time departure from the St. Paul Midway Station. On this ideal summer day passengers will get som... (more)
A former GN F-Unit in Northern Pacific colors was on display at the Bandana Square for a few years. The NP colors were chosen to match the history of the place, which were the former NP Como locom... (more)
A busy Sunday afternoon at Pig's Eye. I count 21 locomotives: 2 Pacman CP SD40-2s, a couple Bandits, 3 NS units, TC&Ws...
CP power waiting their fate: MP15ACs 1433, 1404, 1540; GP38-2s 4414, 4417,4420 and 4429. Look close, 8756 is in the shop.
A former DM&IR SD9 (145) leads two sister SD9s on a transfer at Dayton's Bluff.
A pair of Minnesota Commercial Alco's doing some switching in the Twin Cities area
A CP local/transfer heads underneath aptly named High Bridge on its way to perform some work in the St. Paul area.
A patched SP AC4400CW leader on a UP mixed freight (with two SD40-2s trailing) was a nice surprise in our 90-minute visit to famous Dayton's Bluff. While I'm used to seeing patched SP power back ... (more)
A CP transfer arrives at Dayton's Bluff with three new GP20Cs and a verteran SOO Line GP38-2 on a cold, clear day in the twin cities.
Lots of people were in the lounge and dining cars as the Empire Builder traveled through St. Paul adjacent to the Mississippi River. The weather was excellent, sunny and warm, making for a... (more)
ES44AC 8806 and a tired looking beaver head into Saint Paul Yard on what became a fine morning after the clouds were chased out of Saint Paul.
The Empire Builder makes up good time lost during the night around Fargo by shortening the St. Paul station stop. From St. Paul to Chicago the train would not do any worse than a few min... (more)
The Empire Builder glides down short line hill into the Mississippi River Valley with 140 & 124 as power with two BNSF executive coached attached on the end.
MNNR sand train runs down the Midway Sub, with the B39-8's in the lead and a former BN C30-7. Pushing is MNNR 50 and 71, an SF30C and C636-CAT rebuild.