Two Norfolk Southern GEs, one widecab and one standard, lead a BNSF train south out of Willmar on a fine spring afternoon.
Two Warbonnets are in charge of a westbound at Willmar, seen doing some switching at Sioux City Line Jct.
Two Cascade Green SD40-2s soak up some rays as they wait to lead one of the locals that will head west from Willmar this afternoon.
Viewed from a pedestrian overpass, a westbound train with a Warbonnet leader pulls into Willmar off the Wayzata Sub. To the right you can see the yellow front end of rotary BN 972551, which was d... (more)
As the BNSF becomes more dominated by widecab GEs, Willmar is usually a refreshing break from the norm. On this early spring day, two ex-BN SD40-2s sandwich a former ATSF GP40X on one of the serv... (more)
Finding one rotary in Willmar a few weeks prior to this was a treat (click here to see that image). Having the 972554 joined by h... (more)
This February afternoon brought a rare appearance of UP power in Willmar as three bright yellow locomotives throttled up to depart with a westbound grain train.
Three EMDs, including an ex-ATSF GP40X, greet one another on the roundhouse lead in Willmar.
A local off of the Wayzata Subdivision pulls into Willmar as an eastbound goes about its work a few tracks to the left.
Melting snow leaves this rotary on the sidelines to await the next call to duty. This is the last rotary snow plow that ALCO built, delivering it to Northern Pacific back in 1937.
A pair of MACs rest by the sanding tower and fuel rack in Willmar as a collection of power and snowfighting equipment looks on. The 9447 looks great with an in tact nose herald.
A single Dash 9 leads a unit grain train into Willmar off the Marshall Sub on a cold morning. Two more GE's are operating in DPU mode on the rear.
I know it's just another roster shot of an SD40-2, but, as a railfan who grew up in the 80's and 90's, seeing one is like seeing an old friend whose time is running out. I guess one more picture ... (more)
Some nice power for an Aberdeen train backs into the west end of Willmar Yard.
Priority merchandise from Pasco, WA continues its journey east out of Willmar past a pair of new wind turbines.