Normally this service has a pair of wide nose GE's so it was very surprising to see a brace of EMD's on this beautiful Sunday morning.
The Mason City, IA, to Marquette, IA, daily manifest trains are meeting at Ossian today. The 578/579 trains work between Mason and Marquette during the day moving all the traffic to their respect... (more)
What do you do when your employer sends everyone home in the middle of a snowstorm? . . . you go out in it! On the snowy afternoon of January 25, 1990, a Soo Line westbound dashes through the snow... (more)
A short wayfreight out of Glenwood heads west across the old Hoffman trestle. This bridge still has a very faded Soo Line word-mark right in the center.
The days are numbered for the Soo Line paint on these SD60s, so it was a real treat to find a pair of them on the Elbow Lake Sub wayfreight crossing from Minnesota into North Dakota.
Three EMDs throttle up as they depart Glenwood with an eastbound empty rock train.
Just east of Maple Lake, MN.
Fall colors hang on to the landscape. Before too long, the color will be gone and snow will cover the ground. Until then, the leaves provide a nice backdrop to a CP Ballast train just east of Kimb... (more)
A loaded ethanol train howls past the NYC brackets at Dunlap with a SOO/DME/NREX/HLCX set of power.
CP east bound ethanol is well powered by a mix of EMD relics with Soo 6047 leading the way. DME 6051, NREX 5668 and HLCX 7205 following as they pass the ex NYC brackets at Dunlap, IN.
Thundering EMD's bring ethanol loads around the corner out of Elkhart on the NS mainline. This is a CP train to Detroit running on NS.
K223 has just crossed the Saint Joseph River as it passes a decrepit barn near the town of St. Joe.
Eastbound K223 passes over the hot box/dragging equipment detector at MP 93 as it nears Defiance on a mild November afternoon.
The new face of Canadian Pacific. DM&E, Soo, and CP colors intermix at the St. Paul Yard service island.