On a humid and hazy summer evening, the westbound Watertown Local sweeps through the s-curve just east of De Graff.
A trio of GEs cruise along a field of soy beans west of Willmar as they head for the small town of Alberta, MN. The Cargill elevator in Alberta sees about one train a week, but an ongoing expansi... (more)
A trio of GEs cruise east for Willmar as they make easy work of a plow ridge left by a Swift Co road grader. Gusty winds yesterday blew a lot of snow around and left quite a bit of work for the ro... (more)
An empty Herzog ballast train from Minot, ND greets the sunrise just east of De Graff, MN.
Grain loads from Marion, SD glow in the evening sun as they head west past the sleepy town of De Graff.
Six axle power has become the norm on the Aberdeen local out of Willmar, as shown by this big GE in the lead.
Having just cleared a warrant on the Appleton Sub, CSXT 5298 heads west toward Benson.
Watertown SD local heading back eastbound at De Graff MN enroute to Willmar.
Grain empties make easy work of a small snow drift as they cruise east for Willmar. The air temperature was -5 degrees but with a fierce 40 mph wind it felt more like -35 with the wind chill. A ... (more)
First blizzard of the season
CEFX 3150 has just gotten a warrant on the Appleton Sub as it blasts through the small town of DeGraff, Minnesota.
A short Watertown, SD local freight is just beginning it's journey west our of Willmar.
A heavy loaded unit grain train snakes it's way through the western Minnesota corn fields behind a nice warbonnet.
A trio of dash 9s are charging west at notch 8 on the throttle with 110 grain loads from the DM&E at Lamberton, MN.