Four different locomotive models team up as they fight to bring a heavy southbound train up the grade toward the Buffalo Ridge in southwest Minnesota. Trailing in the consist is BNSF 100, the clas... (more)
Originally built as a Southern Pacific SD45, a former Arizona Central SD40M-2 leads a westbound Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern train across southwest Minnesota on a perfect late summer evening.
A southbound BNSF train of dried distillers grain climbs toward the US Highway 14 overpass at Florence, MN, dodging some cloud shadows along the way.
A southbound BNSF train snakes through the rolling countryside of southwest Minnesota on a nice spring afternoon.
With the interchange work done at Florence, all 6K HP are put to use to get the train back up to track speed under the last sunlight of the day.
An empty coal train approaches the US Highway 14 overpass at Florence, MN, working hard up the grade out of Marshall toward the top of the Buffalo Ridge. A rebuilt SD70MAC and an SD70ACe do the ho... (more)
A southbound BNSF grain train works uphill toward Florence, MN on a nice summer evening.
After performing a near perfect over-under meet with a Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern train just north of here, a southbound BNSF unit tank train is approaching the US 14 overpass at Florence, MN.
A westbound RCPE train crosses the Redwood River and climbs toward the MN 23 and BNSF overpasses at Florence, MN.
At one of my favorite spots to watch trains in southwest Minnesota, a southbound BNSF manifest is seen working hard up to the crest of the long climb along the Redwood River from Marshall to Flore... (more)
The Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern's Mankato, MN to Aurora, SD manifest climbs away from the Redwood River crossing at Florence, MN.
Today's run east out of Huron,SD to Tracy, MN is listed as a "turn", so after dropping off their eastbound traffic, they picked up the westbound traffic and are heading back toward Huron... (more)
A westbound Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern train is crossing the Redwood River and climbing toward the MN 23 and BNSF overpasses just north of Florence, MN on a perfect spring evening.
The climb to Florence from Marshall is nearly complete for this southbound manifest as it crosses a creek north of town.
An ethanol train traverses the connection track between the Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern and the BNSF's Marshall Subdivision north of Florence, MN. The second unit is one of the newer Tier 4 GEVO... (more)