A tropical scene on a below zero morning in Staples.
On New Year's Day 2011, weather forced Amtrak to turn the westbound Empire Builder (#7) around near Fargo. To get the train back to Chicago, it was coupled onto the rear of #8. Here the combined t... (more)
A couple of hopper cars lay in the weeds and brush awaiting their fate. The smell of rotten grain is pretty strong around these cars.
On Independence Day 2007, Amtrak #8, the eastbound Empire Builder, makes a late stop at Staples while a coal train bound for Superior waits for the Amtrak to get underway so they can cross over to... (more)
#8 was on-time this September morning as it glided across Sheep Creek trestle behind a pair of GE's.
Empties dip through the sag at the Wing River near Verndale.
A year ago, you could still find a shiny ACe plying the rails of the Staples Sub from time to time.
These GE's give us a hint of what we have to expect as they show the signs of snow somewhere to the west
Late eastbound Empire Builder enters Perham, MN behind an unusual consist led by a former ATSF GP 60
Grain loads near Grizzly claw their way upgrade approaching Marias Pass. Even with a pair of GE's on each end, this train stalled near Bison West.
Empty coal train with 2 up front and one pushing approaches the Highway 210 overpass in McGregor on a sunny afternoon.
Coal empties cross the Wing River near Verndale on a June evening.
Coal empties just off the Kate Shelley bridge head west in the late afternoon.
Trio of GE's handle a stack train passing by the Staples Depot.
Westbound coal empties slide under the wood bridge west of Hawley. The power on this train is a display of BNSF coal haulers, including a repainted SD70MAC third out in the consist.