The sun was just around to the north enough to get some nice light for a wide shot as these two old workhorses throttle up out of a slow order and head for Alexandria.
After a hefty mid-winter snowstorm, a pair of veteran SOO SD60's and their train 2-491 have the honors of clearing the way. At 40 mph, the snow ridge doesn't stand a chance
After meeting train 490 at Forada, westbound train 299 is accelerating north toward Alexandria and Thief River Falls behind a newer rebuild and an older AC4400CW.
This picture captures a rare event these days: two trains meeting at the shorter siding in Forada and both trains led by EMDs. Coming towards the camera is eastbound train 490 with a rebuilt SD60... (more)
Here in 2014, CP is strapped for power with many of theirs leased out. Slated for rebuild and then storage, there are very few true SOO SD60's left, and to find two on a train is a treat. Findin... (more)
Nearly 12 hours ago, CP put 14 loads of crude oil on the ground at about mp 157. Or just north of Parkers Prairie. It looks like the line is now open as a couple of eastbounds have been through.... (more)
The once-weekly Detroit Lakes Sub wayfreight is almost to its destination at Glenwood. After its return trip tomorrow, the power will stay in and around Thief River Falls, doing work in the yard,... (more)
With the SOO 4429 tucked away in the siding and both switches lined for the main, the 291 has a new warrant all the way to the WSS Plummer. I get a wave as they disturb the peace that is downtown... (more)
A breezy spring afternoon finds an eastbound CP freight dropping down a slight hill south of Forada.
Grain loads are nearing the end of their run down the Detroit Lakes Subdivision as they roll along between Forada and Glenwood. I'm just about ready for that broom on the nose of the 8796 to be p... (more)
Two GE's create their own blizzard as they bring train 290 down a slight hill between Forada and Glenwood.
This is the 2nd trio of SD40's I've caught on the CP in as many days. Here, three bring the 490 into Glenwood yard past the siding at Forada.
The setting sun kisses the flanks of two Soo Line veterans as they approach Forada with train 290.
After a long wait in the siding for the tardy 290, a frustrated crew are back underway at WSS Forada.