In the winter, foggy nights lead to frosty mornings. By the time I got to Benson, a lot of the frost was gone thanks to the sun and a brisk wind. A bit of it still clings to the codeline along t... (more)
After a quick flip in Willmar and a new crew, crude oil empties for North Dakota cruise out of Clontarf with one unit pulling and two shoving on the rear.
A long loaded grain train breaks the silence in downtown Clontarf, MN, population 173.
After a long day of clouds and rain the sun finally shows itself on a passing coal empty from the twin cities.
The daily priority merchandise train for Lincoln, NE slows after setting off the detector for dragging equipment.
The trailing FURX unit is dead, so this train is being pulled very slowly by the lead GP heading for Willmar. High Priority Merchandise - Dilworth, MN - Lincoln, NE.
Two GP60s, one with a cab and one without. High Priority Merchandise - Dilworth, MN - Lincoln, NE.
Rear DPU pushing on a heavy loaded grain train that just came off the Appleton Sub at Benson.
An all ex ATSF consist! The conductor is off checking for dragging equipment. High Priority Merchandise - Grand Forks, ND - Galesburg, IL.
High Priority Merchandise - Dilworth, MN - Lincoln, NE.
Two GE's tug on 110 grain loads as they head east for a meet with one at Kerkhoven.
Two lease dash 2s head east in the morning sun for a set out at Benson. Regular Merchandise - Dilworth, MN - Lincoln, NE.
Three MAC's (including a TFM unit) make pulling 114 cars look easy. Empty Unit Coal - Twin Cities, MN - North Antelope Mine, WY
Regular merchandise train from Lincoln, NE to Dilworth, MN lead by a pair of heritage 4 axle units, the second being a GP60M