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.
Rock empties slowly glide down track 11 of the very busy yard in Willmar, MN.
Two SD60M's wile away the hours at the fuel pad in Willmar. Later in the afternoon, they'll be called upon to lead an Aberdeen, SD bound train west.
Two former BN locomotives wait for their next call to duty in Willmar. I remember these as new units, but their combined age is somewhere around 35 years...I guess I'm not getting any younger, ei... (more)
An eclectic mix of power is found in Willmar on a crystal clear fall morning.
A pair of EMD's rest by the sanding tower in Willmar.
Some power resting at the fuel pad in Willmar looks on as a cross marks the spot of a deadly car accident on the adjacent street.
A nice looking pair of Geeps in Heritage 1 paint bring a local into Willmar off the Wayzata Sub.
A short intermodal train waits at the east end of Willmar Yard on a blustery morning.
Priority merchandise for Kansas City, KS snakes its way into the busy yard in Willmar.
A single warbonnet leads the Laurel, MT to Chicago intermodal train east out of Willmar.
A H1 Dash9 (C44-9W) gets some morning sun along with a UP SD70M and an H2 Dash9, while some old BNSF SD40-2's lurk in the back ground awaiting their next assignment. Notice "Santa Fe" scratched fr... (more)
Several sets of power congregate on the servicing tracks in Willmar.