northbound SOO train using IHB trackage rights Blue Island Jct, IL
Another "land barge" makes its way west across the frozen waves of wind driven snow on the Minnesota prairie.
A pair of veteran Soo Line locomotives tug hard on eastbound grain loads as they snake through Rockford, MN.
The trip is nearly complete for the crew from Thief River Falls to Glenwood shortly after sunrise, as a loaded grain train makes its way down the main at Glenwood West. The Detroit Lakes sub goes... (more)
After a fresh crew, a loaded grain train heads east on the Paynesville Sub behind a pair of SOO SD60's.
A colorful trio of SD60's pull coal loads through downtown St. Paul meeting a local transfer heading the opposite way.
My favorite railfanning companion gets an eyeful of the 490 as it sets out a bad order car in Sedan.
The BN-CP Transfer is at full throttle as they work their way up the hill near Soo Line Jct.
The BN-CP Transfer departs Pigseye through the interlocking at Hoffman. The BNSF has been using SOO SD60's for sometime now, probably paying back horse power hours.
These three units are no strangers to the BN/CP Transfer. It's nice to see EMD power like this riding the rails!
Only thing better would of been the bandit leading.
Time-sensitive Freight Train from Bensenville - St. Paul nears Bangor, WI.
General Freight Train from Chicago - Winnipeg.
Priority Merchandise Train from Bensenville, IL - Coquitlam. (Canon EOS20D, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM)