With the wheat harvest going on, CP has the grizzled vets out on mainline duty. Seeing three SD40-2s on the Paynesville Sub is a rarity, since GE's are the usual choice of power on this route.
The engineer of the fast moving 170 enjoys the breeze on a hot and muggy summer evening as he blasts down the main toward the waiting 291 at Murray.
A Candy Apple SD60 approaches Glenwood East toward the end of a hot summer day.
A great looking pair of SOO SD60's lead a high priority manifest bound for Winnipeg out of the siding at Murray. I wonder what put that splatter of green paint on the plow of the 6050? It looks ... (more)
Two Golden Beaver GE's lead train 293 over a rural crossing between Brooten and Sedan.
An eastbound grain train negotiates a Form B restriction in place to protect the construction crew working on an overpass as part of the MN 23 bypass project around Paynesville.
Hot on the heels of the 171, train 293 leaves Sedan in its wake and turns toward Glenwood.
The presence of the 170/171 trains on the Paynesville Sub continues to bring a nice bit of variety in the form of DME and ICE power. This evening's version of the 171 nears Glenwood behind two bl... (more)
An eastbound one unit wonder rolls across a bridge east of Paynesville.
An eastbound rounds a curve west of Paynesville.
Classic child watching train pose: my oldest son waves to the 299 as it blasts through Brooten on a perfect summer evening.
Two classic SD40-2's slowly bring the 499 to a stop a few miles east of Regal. They're bringing up the rear of a three train parade that will wait between here and Murray for an eastbound out of ... (more)
Rounding a curve west of Belgrade after meeting an eastbound, and waiting for two more westbounds to gain ground ahead of them.
A CP GEVO and a SOO SD60 lead the 299 between Paynesville and Regal.
Train 293 has met one at Paynesville and now rolls toward Murray where they will wait for another eastbound out of Glenwood.