One of CP's newest trains is the 694, a unit tank train hauling crude oil from New Town, North Dakota to refineries in Louisiana. Belgrade, MN is just another small town along the way.
Work continues on the overpasses of the MN 23 bypass project west of Paynesville as another Canadian Pacific train rumbles below. In the distance, one of CP's maintenance of way foremen ensures t... (more)
The Paynesville Sub wayfreight is working east from Glenwood, again with only two cars. They're pulling into Brooten and will clear the main here to meet a westbound.
One of CP's ex-UP GP40X's (rebuilt into GP38-2's) trails a GEVO on an eastbound between Brooten and Belgrade.
The 198 hustles through Belgrade behind a single GE. They'll meet one at Murray (less than a mile east of here), overtake the 490 at Paynesville, and meet at least two more westbounds before thei... (more)
The wayfreight once again drew this lone HLCX SD60 for power, seen here heading for Glenwood with 38 more cars than I saw them leave there with two days ago.
Another westbound manifest leaves Belgrade after meeting one at Murray. The second unit is CP 1403.
Two Golden Beaver GE's round a curve east of Brooten with a lengthy train headed to Calgary.
An eastbound is just underway out of Glenwood Yard, passing over the switch for the ammonia terminal spur.
The wayfreight is up and at 'em on a nice fall morning, lead by a pair of SOO Geeps. They've pulled out of the siding in Brooten where the train sat overnight and are headed to Belgrade to do the... (more)
A Chicago to Brandon, Manitoba manifest crosses the North Fork of the Crow River as it slows to stop behind the 291 that's taking the siding for a meet at Murray.
A lone CEFX leaser handles a long 291 through the valley created by the North Fork of the Crow River. With warm, dry weather in the forecast, it's probably only a matter of days until this bean f... (more)
A couple of EMD's trail the 8550 as they power west out of Belgrade after meeting a unit coke train at Murray.
An Edmonton to Chicago freight begins its trip across the Paynesville Sub on a perfect autumn afternoon.
A westbound unit train under clear fall skies.