After waiting for maintence of way to clear, this priority intermodal train from British Columbia snakes through the Sheyanne River Valley into Valley City. A recent change on the CP now has this... (more)
It is only a few minutes after the sun came up as this double stack train from British Columbia heads east out of Glenwood.
A trio of GEs cruise along a field of soy beans west of Willmar as they head for the small town of Alberta, MN. The Cargill elevator in Alberta sees about one train a week, but an ongoing expansi... (more)
A long 496 pulls away from Eden Valley on a bright late summer morning. I've wanted to try this shot for a while...if only the trees on the left were not there.
While it was great to see an old Soo Line SD60 riding the rails again, it would have been really nice if the CP had decided to put it up front as the leader.
A trio of the newest power on BNSF heads west into the setting sun near Hawley. The lead unit is a shiny new ES44C4 on one of its first trips through Minnesota.
With a long crude oil train in tow, a mix matched set of foreign power heads east for Glenwood. This is only the second time I've caught a Ferromex unit in Minnesota and this seemed like a perfec... (more)
The leader of the pack in this parade to Glenwood is this long manifest behind five locomotives. Hard to tell if all five were running, but they sure filled up the big trestle east of Hoffman nic... (more)
Priority freight from Northtown Yard in Mpls crosses over a small creek near Florence. The first few tank cars were loaded with corn syrup so I thought I'd include a bit of corn in this shot as w... (more)
Coal empties snake through a sweeping S curve along Hwy 23 near Florence with one locomotive on each end. This train left Willmar with two locomotives on the head end, but the leader was removed ... (more)
An on time Empire Builder cruises along the river bank as it heads up Marias Pass though Glacier National Park.
A short eastbound manifest crosses over the Pomme de Terre River on the east side of Barrett as it heads to Hoffman to meet one.
After waiting for three eastbounds to pass them at Hoffman, this westbound is back on the move as the sun starts to sag on the Minnesota prairie.
The Empire Builder flies through Lake Park almost 6 hours behind schedule as high water and slow track continue to plague its schedule on a daily basis.
A long string of Hyundai containers head east behind a pair of GEs after meeting an empty Becker coal train at Gregory.