Eastbound grain empties briefly disrupt the morning activities of downtown Benson, Minnesota. While it's no longer plying the rails for its intended purpose, this BN caboose is certainly faring mu... (more)
The searchlights at Benson are probably not long for this world, but they saw another sunrise on this morning. The West Local was having problems with them, however, as supposedly the signal in t... (more)
Two GEs lead a rather short westbound empty grain train between the old GN searchlights at Middle Benson.
Three geeps push on the first half of their train after completing their work at Benson. Eventually, they will couple to the second half of their train and continue down the Appleton Sub.
The Conductor keeps watch as as a trainee throws the switch for the Appleton Sub near the west end of Benson.
A Conductor Trainee copies a track warrant for the Appleton Sub as his unit pipe train arrives in Benson.
Westbound grain loads for Washington kick up some serious snow behind a trio of GEs.
All eyes in this crowded lead unit were on me tonight as the new "Aberdeen Local" heads west.
Good to see an old Santa Fe EMD back in service in second position on today's Grand Forks-BRC.
A worm train sits crewless in the hole at Benson shortly after sunrise.
BNSF 785 heads east past station sign Benson. The cloud in the background is from the CVEC ethonal plant. The temperature was 23 below at the time.
BNSF 3010 heads west toward the Appleton Sub Jct.
The Watertown local is quite long today, in fact, it does not fit between East Benson and Middle Benson. Here it is backing up to clear the crossing to conduct its air test.
It's a perfect summer evening as this very clean warbonnet leads a special train of BNSF officers into Benson.
all Norfolk Southern power on this eastbound just outside of Benson on BNSF tracks