The sun has been up for just a few minutes, but it has already managed to light the rails aglow in the small town of Audubon as a fast moving priority intermodal train flies west.
BNSF ES44AC 6174 leads a Superior, WI bound coal train east on the Staples Sub.
BNSF C44-9W 4684 brings a loaded vehicle train to a stop with traffic ahead at Richard Spur stopped waiting for a pair of westbounds.
A ballast train flies into the setting sun on the CTC portion of the Staples Sub, through Audubon.
Coal loads meet coal empties as back light provides the exhaust plume to be higlighted. The coal empty snuck up on me... I heard a distinct roar of two more EMD's and looked over my shoulder, sur... (more)
Early morning light exagerates the reflective material on this fiarly clean ACe as a coal empty creeps up behind me.
A nice clean pair of BNSF-bonnets lead a east bound junk freight on towards Northtown.
A DPU engine rushes by on an empty coal train from Superior, WI.
An empty coal train from Alma, WI passes by contrasting old and new grain elevators as it continues west through Audubon. I found it highly appropriate, in a town that gets its name from famed orn... (more)
An eastbound grain train runs towards Audubon, MN on a very cold and windy day in west-central MN.
Loram on the BNSF
A westbound BNSF intermodal train speeds passed mp 218.5 just west of Audubon, Minnesota with sister GEs 783 and 4926 at 15:45pm on october 11 2003.