A mere 25 years after the railroad ceased to be, a trio of good ol' fashioned BN green can still be seen out and about, though relegated to local duty.
Today, the first day of December, finds a... (more)
In the 30 minutes that the West End job went to Appleton light power, picked up 25 loads of grain, and left town, the county plow made several passes at the crossing and built up a nice plow ridge... (more)
A story to remember when I have bad luck along the tracks: once upon a December morning, I decided to drive to Montevideo, MN to meet up with my friend Jeremiah and see the Twin Cities & Western's... (more)
The westbound Watertown Local hustles across the placid waters of the Pomme de Terre River on a gorgeous spring morning. The usual assortment of rebuilt EMD power is in charge with a former GP30 ... (more)
A host of grain elevators and silos provide a backdrop for this all EMD consist train.
After a very quick pick up off the Twin Cities and Western in Appleton, this all UP consist heads west for Aberdeen.
A pair of GPs push a bright orange Jordan spreader west on the Appleton Sub through some blowing snow. Gusty north winds and a recent snowfall are combining to create a lot of drifts for this plow... (more)
Thinking I'd find nothing on a Saturday along the Twin Cities & Western, i was surprised with not only a TC&W train, but also an empty BNSF coal train. Here, a couple Cat powered geeps pull their... (more)
Behind this General Electric leader, priority intermodal from Cicero Yard in Chicago cruises west through the prairie.
Let the chase begin! An old BN plow is in the lead of a work train that has just arrived from Willmar.
An extra train of grain empties from Daytons Bluff, plus a few tanks, heads west behind a very nice surprise.
The Watertown, SD local out of Willmar, MN powers up for it's trip out of Appleton.
A very short high priority intermodal train from Chicago dusts off the overnight snow as it heads west for MT.