St. Croix Valley no. 1326 suns itself on the main track outh of Hinckley, Minnesota. The former NP Duluth-St. Paul mainline now sees this shortline operating from North Branch to Hinckley, serving... (more)
St. Croix Valley no. 1326, an SD45 painted in a color scheme that salutes the one time owner of their trackage, Northern Pacific Railway, holds the mainline just south of Hinckley, MN. Hinckley is... (more)
A single St. Croix Valley SD40M-2 leads a massive sand train south along the meandering Mission Creek. Locomotives:SCXY 1326 SD40M-2
The St. Croix Valley crew has just started their SD40M-2 and backs on to a train of sand hoppers dropped off at the BNSF interchange. Locomotives:SCXY 1326 SD40M-2
It's a nice spring Friday morning and the SCXY crew is done for the day already, having brought their train up to Hinckley for interchange with the BNSF. They sometimes will park their power on t... (more)
After bringing up 7 cars from Rush City to interchange with the BNSF in Hinckley, MN is time to head back home lite power and park it for the week.
Fall Colors excursion 2015
St. Croix Valley's two SD40M-2s in SD45 bodies are dressed up to represent Northern Pacific SD45s for a special photo shoot. The line that St. Croix operates over is part of the former NP mainline... (more)
It's hard to imagine this unit started as a Northern Pacific GP-9 in 1958. In 2010, as a GP28M, it arrives at Hinckley to perform its work on a mild spring day in central Minnesota.
Assigned to BNSF's Hinckley Local, this one-time Southern Pacific SD45 is preparing to shove cars into the St. Croix Valley's interchange track at Hinckley.
Former Great Northern 676 - now St. Croix Valley 1353 - shows off the colors of its one-time rival Northern Pacific as it departs Hinckley heading south on the "Skally."
An ex-D&RGW SD45 is leading St. Croix Valley train #19 north towards Hinckley, Minn., on a late summer afternoon.
St. Croix Valley's SD45s get underway, heading down the Skally Line to Rush City with 104 cars.
The new face of the St. Croix Valley Railroad, SD40M-2 #1326
The newest addition to the SCXY RR is the freshly painted SD40M-2 (ex-SP 8840) 1326. This 3,00 h.p. 6 axel unit was painted by the shop folks at Horicon, Wisconsin into this NP-inspired paint sch... (more)