Even a brief shower couldn't dampen the spirits of the railfans gathered for Verndale Rail 2012. Their commitment was rewarded with a rainbow at sunset as a westbound rolled through town.
A pair of long manifests meet at track speed just west of the small town of Verndale, Minnesota. Standing at the crossing looking in either direction, and seeing two headlights equidistant apart ... (more)
While it looks like it from this angle, this is not a coal train. It's the daily Dilworth, MN - Grand Forks, ND manifest being led by a matched pair of Bluebonnet SD40-2s.
Pulling into Midway elephant-style, three blue bonnets congregate in the sunrise.