A BNSF mixed freight comes into BNSF's yard in Northtown, Minnesota. Locomotives:BNSF 5228 C44-9WBNSF 5264 C44-9W
A St. Croix Valley sand train passes by an advertisement for firewood as it makes its way south.Locomotives:SCXY 1326 SD40M-2
Heading north to Two Harbors
Great Northern NW5 No. 192 pauses during switching at Duluth, Minnesota, at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum on June 10, 2016. Only 13 rare EMD NW5s were built between December 1946 and February ... (more)
A single St. Croix Valley SD40M-2 leads a sand train over route 30/33 in Rock Creek, Minnesota. Locomotives:SCXY 1326 SD40M-2
A pair of CP SD40 variants lead a yard job along the Mississippi River in downtown Saint Paul. Locomotives:CP 5105 SD40-3CP 6000 SD40-2
The Minnesota Commercial rosters an eclectic mix of Alco and older GE locomotives at it's engine terminal and roundhouse in Saint Paul.
A single St. Croix Valley SD40M-2 leads a massive sand train south along the meandering Mission Creek. Locomotives:SCXY 1326 SD40M-2
The St. Croix Valley crew has just started their SD40M-2 and backs on to a train of sand hoppers dropped off at the BNSF interchange. Locomotives:SCXY 1326 SD40M-2
The Hugo Job passes Kasota Ponds on it's way north. 316 is one of only two operating RS-27s, both on the Commercial... not looking much different from it's birth, as GB&W 316.
This is as scenic as it gets in Dilworth, MN; where an empty train of system coal hoppers is pulling down to change crews, while passing intermodal Q SPOCHC1 11 speeding away with a fresh crew.
RRVW train BRHA10, the Hankinson Turn, diverges off the BNSF Morris Subdivision. Utilizing BNSF trackage rights, it will serve customers on the CP all the way to Hankinson, ND.
An all EMD Northtown to Grand Forks manifest was a nice way to end our day. SD40-2, SD40-2, GP38-2 (with a reddish-orange patch to the conductor's side cab), SD40-2, SD40-2, MP15DC!
The old Northern Pacific paint scheme used by the St. Croix Valley goes very well with fall colors. They did a phenomenal job with the scheme on these locomotives.
The conductor gives a friendly wave as his train coasts down the hill into the Red River Valley. This was the first revenue run for these freshly rebuilt locomotives and boy do they look awesome i... (more)