It's been several years since MNNR has carried a manifest through here. Four units lead a unit sand train through Hoffman to Bluff Yard for interchange to BNSF.
It's been a while since the elder six axle GE's stretched their legs out through here and it was quite impressive.
MNNR 316 is topping the hill as they near Broadway Ave. As of the date of the photo, this is the only Alco on the roster in use. Things can change though as power is rotated.
BNSF has been detouring intermodal traffic on the CP ever since the washout and derailment at Blanding, IL. Ironically, this train would normally go through La Crosse anyways, only on it's own tr... (more)
The last commuter of the day crosses the new bridge at the site of Saturday's washout and derailment in Fridley.
Northstar is back to their normal schedule after having the day off Monday with the line closed. A1909 passes the derailment site at restricted speed on the new bridge.
CP 170 rolls through Hastings as storms move into the metro after another hot summer day.
The BNCP Transfer heads back to Northtown from Pigseye. Four SD40-2's is a lucky catch on the BNSF.
The Operation Lifesaver train is seen dead heading back to Council Bluffs after a weekend of excursions in Wisconsin.
CP 803 crosses the Robert Street Lift Bridge headed to Roseport to load with coke. The INRD units have been working on the CP off and on since March.
Currently, Job 52 is the only train you'll see Alco's in use on the Minnesota Commercial. MNNR 318 puts on a good show though as they switch cars on the Hennepin Lead.
CP 199 rolls west along the Mississippi River seen 450 feet in the air. In the distance, two barge work through lock and dam No. 5.
AMTK 156 leads a "Baby Builder" down the CP River Sub. Amtrak's service has been disrupted due to flooding thus this train only runs from St. Paul to Chicago.
Runner up's in the "You Route the Steam" Excursion Adventure enjoy the view out of the dome coach Challenger as a westbound auto train flys by on Main 1 with a Ferromex.
UP 844 poses for night photos the day before departing for Jefferson City with the Great Excursion Adventure You Route the Steam trip.