A good looking duo of Multimark SD40-2s bring 5BAL through Vermillion. Despite the symbol, this was a 90 car empty sand train.
A pair of veteran GMDs approach Hastings with H19, after meeting the SD40-2 lead GPS train at Blackbird.
Empty ballast train 3GPS crosses the Hastings Bridge with a matched elephant style trio of action red SD40-2s. The train is enroute to Waterloo WI for another load of ballast.
BNSF 9186 leads an 8 hour late Empire Builder.
CP 3GPS comes into Hastings with another load of Dresser Trap Rock ballast destined for a major undercutting project on the Marquette Sub in Iowa.
A pair of SD ECO's lead the H20 across the the Mississippi River in Hastings.
While Adam's train cools it's heels on the double track Amtrak's Empire Builder comes off the single track between St.Croix Tower and Hastings drawbridge. At the far left the Hastings local can be... (more)
CP 8539 slows to cross the Mississippi River at Hastings, MN. Once over the drawbridge it will follow the river to La Crescent, MN where it will cross over to Wisconsin and head inland from the Mi... (more)
Soo Line 781 crosses a swollen Mississippi River in Hastings, MN in May of 1986. The Milwaukee Road emblem continues to be a ghost of past ownership.
Milwaukee Road's northbound Train 3, "The Afternoon Hiawatha" is just about to come off the Mississippi River Bridge at Hastings, MN, about 18 miles southeast of St. Paul and almost 400 ... (more)
Adam Farence Photo
Adam Farence Photo.
I had been standing here for a couple of hours when a rather large teenage girl came up to see what I was doing. After a few words had been spoken she found out that I was English."Say,"... (more)
Get 'Em While You Can!: With CP beginning to rebuild and repaint many of the older units again, the original SOO units may disappear quickly. H20 has been running with a matched pair of red... (more)