Minnesota Northern's Warroad Local job cruises south of Brooks towards Erskine at the increased 49mph track speed. U.S. Highway 59 similarly had its posted speed limit increased from 55 to 60mph ... (more)
SOO in SOO Territory SOO 6044 and CP 6251 under the train code CP 486 hustle through down the Detroit Lakes subdivision disturbing the quiet community of Brooks, roughly 22 miles from its o... (more)
Short line carrier Minnesota Northern takes advantage that the leasing company, Independent Locomotive Service (ILSX), is a major part-owner of the company. Minnesota Northern has a roster of fou... (more)
A southbound CP manifest caked with snow passes the Brooks Farmers Co-op Elevator, an elevator apart of the CHS Norwest Grain system in northwestern Minnesota.
Two Soo Line GP38-2's lead the TRF - Glenwood wayfreight through Brooks, Minnesota 24 miles south of Thief River Falls, completing a classic Soo Line scene along the Detroit Lakes sub. originally ... (more)
As far as terrain goes, northern Minnesota is pretty flat and boring, so catching a train on a curve is pretty rare, at least for this particular area.
CP 5909 leads train 290 out of Brooks with the town's grain elevator in the background to the right. Notice the lead unit's mismatched number boards and the unique second unit: an SD40-2F in the d... (more)