A westbound accelerates out of Belgrade, passing by some trees that have a hint of fall color in them.
My oldest son covers his ears as the conductor of a fast moving westbound gives him a friendly wave.
A short westbound rolls through some land set aside as a state wildlife preserve west of Regal on a gorgeous fall evening.
Two GE's chug through the sag just east of Glenwood as they get underway on the next leg of their trip to Chicago with train 298.
The setting sun glints off of an eastbound as it rounds a curve and heads toward Murray for a meet.
Train 293 has four GE's leading the way as a few rain clouds move to the east on a nice evening.
Two Soo Line warriors lead a lengthy 291 over a rural grade crossing between Brooten and Sedan.
A pair of Soo Line SD60's leads the 291 across the valley formed by the north fork of the Crow River west of Paynesville. The second car is carrying a large crane.
Sunny skies? Check. Temps in the high 60's? Check. A couple of SD60's to pace toward Glenwood? Check. Ok. I'm good.
Two SD60's kick out plenty of exhaust as they roar through Belgrade, accelerating back up to track speed after meeting a train at Murray.
A westbound heads for Glenwood as clouds that mark the final remnants of a large low pressure system move east at sunset.
The hottest train on the tracks in this area blasts off from Glenwood East with permission to do 60 mph. Only 1xx series trains are allowed 60 mph. The rest are limited to 50.
After a fresh crew, a loaded grain train heads east on the Paynesville Sub behind a pair of SOO SD60's.
Since SOO only aquired 5 of these wide cab SD60M's, catching one leading is quite rare. Here one brings a rock train toward Glenwood Yard.
A perfect late summer evening finds the 499 headed to Murray for a meet with the 298.