BN 972532 is plowing the Hinckley Sub on a "code blue" winter afternoon in Minnesota.
Former Great Northern Snow Dozer X-7629, built in the GN's St. Cloud (MN) shops in the 1960s, heads south on the former GN line between St. Paul and the Twin Ports. The crew will tie up for the n... (more)
Milwaukee 261 heads south along the Hinckley Sub as the fall colors peak out on this perfect Autumn day.
Two Ferromex units are on the point and two on the rear as this loaded ore train from Minnesota to Mexico rolls past an old mill on BNSF's Hinckley Subdivision.
CP 5011 leads a long 112-car train north on BNSF's Hinckley Subdivision during the dog days of summer. Destination is the former Soo Line Stinson Yard in Superior, Wisconsin.
Milwaukee 261 rolls north past a former Great Northern depot in Askov.
Askov is the former "Rutabaga Capitol of the World" and was a hub of rutabaga cultivation until A. Henriksen's rutabaga warehouse operation burned in the 1970s. The city of Askov is currently home... (more)
No the 261 did not travel back in time. I do wonder how much rutabagas cost in the old girl's prime.
Todays Superior Northtown has a BN flavor to it. With the exception of the second unit, the consist is all ex-BN. Elevation was courtesy of a snow bank whose days are limited.
CP 8740 leads northbound freight on the BNSF Hinckley Sub between the Twin Cities and the Twin Ports.
BNSF's Superior to Northtown freight meet a loaded coal train as seen from the bay window of the Great Northern depot in Askov, now home to the Pine County Historical Museum. All the operators too... (more)
A northbound grain train passes through the town of Askov, which, as the name on the side of the elevator suggests, is a highly Norwegian community.
Ahhh I'll take a sack of coal, a small bag of rutabagas and a ticket on the next southbound.
Elephant style EMD's dash through the snow and wind shortly after departing Superior, WI. Regular Merchandise - Superior, WI - Northtown, MN.