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)
Colorful Visitor: A little surprise on 681 today, the Reading unit shows up on the point, a nice change of pace. This train goes to the TCWR at St. Paul. Taken while off duty, wearing full ... (more)
Just Your Average Spring Morning: Trees turning green, birds chirping, neighbors going for a walk. Oh, and SOO 4598 shoving 1500 tons of flour to the ADM mill. This is the old MILW Hastings... (more)
Spring Snow Spring can sometimes throw weather curve balls in the upper midwest, a very late Empire Builder cruises past the CP Depot in Hastings after a mid-March snow storm. Amtrak had al... (more)
After ditching a locomotive at Midway, the Empire Builder speeds along a straight section of the River Subdivision towards Red Wing with 145 out front.
The Empire Builder speeds towards Red Wing passing through the Vermillion siding south of Hastings.
Crossing the Mississippi over the former Milwaukee Road lift bridge at Hastings with a work train.