Eight times each day this train squeezes through the crowded Maeklong Market. This is the end of a commuter rail line from Bangkok that is isolated from the rest of the Thai rail network.
I count at least 17 locomotives scattered through Pig's Eye Yard in this shot, including the pair of GE's leading the stack train through on the main.
The Rice's Point evening switch waits for a transfer from Superior to shove back into the yard. To the left is the Canadian Pacific Yard, and above that are the grain terminals and ore docks of S... (more)
Absolutely worth the hike!
A trio of NS power leads oil loads east on the BNSF past the Dairyland Power Cooperative in Alma, WI. The near constant parade of oil trains on this line is quite remarkable.
A UP transfer is making its way past Dayton's Bluff in Saint Paul.
A pair of red Soo Line SD60's are throttling up out of CP Rail's busy Pig's Eye yard in Saint Paul in the early morning sun while three more trains wait to head west on the departure tracks.
The Red Wing switch crew takes advantage of a brief lull in the traffic to run around the yard. The Soo Line engine on track two is stuck between cuts of cars for the ADM mill in town.
Sunrise at Pig's eye yard finds a trio of GPs heading off to work while a freight gets ready to head west from the departure tracks.
Union Pacific's Belt Yard in Saint Paul is busy with activity early on a Monday morning. A pair or light SD40-2s rolls into the North end of the yard while a SD60M leads a short frieght into the ... (more)
Empties from Silver Bay are heading back to Babbit for another load. Lake Superior is just visable on the horizon.
It's nice to see remnants of the CNW still rolling around in 2010. This unit made my night. 18 more trains in the next 2 hours was the icing on the cake.
A single warbonnet leads the Laurel, MT to Chicago intermodal train east out of Willmar.
The eastbound Empire Builder is right on time as it works it's way past my viewpoint in Mounds Park.
An eastbound stack train races past Mississippi River Lock and Dam #4 and the scenic river town of Alma, WI.