After being handed off to the CP in St. Paul, MN, windmill blades make their way west through western Minnesota.
If you're going to see nothing but dirty and crusty GEs, you might as well see five of them on one train. Westbound train 293 crosses the bridge east of Hoffman on a very windy March afternoon.
After being talked by a couple signals, NS 1128 has train 581 back on the move toward Hoffman. Today is only the second day of CTC operation on this part of the line. There are still a lot of bug... (more)
Behind a matched pair of CP beavers, 198 makes good time east for Glenwood after meeting one at Nashua and restoring west Hoffman.
A Northern Plains Railroad SD40-2 has somehow found its way south to the elevator track in Hoffman where it sits on a sunny but cold January day.
A brightly repainted SD60 trails a dingy AC4400CW on train 498 as it departs Hoffman and heads toward Glenwood on another bitterly cold January day. They would only make it as far as Lowry before... (more)
A fine sight on a clear October day: three refurbished and repainted EMDs lead a grain train across the bridge just east of Hoffman. I still can't help but think this would have been even better ... (more)
One of CP's newer rebuilt locomotives was set out in Hoffman by a westbound manifest earlier in the morning and is now hard at work loading a grain train at the elevator in town.
Four EMDs, including two SD60 rebuilds slow their train to a crawl across the steel bridge east of Hoffman. They'll come to a stop shortly to wait for some welders to clear, then continue on to t... (more)
Three blue and yellow Iowa, Chicago & Eastern units lead a unit tank train west across the Elbow Lake Subdivision.
A unit tank train behind a single GE appears out of the fog east of Hoffman.
The tail end of this monster double stack train from Canada is still coming through the outskirts of Hoffman as the head end passes over the big trestle east of town. The snow-less landscape real... (more)
A short wayfreight out of Glenwood heads west across the old Hoffman trestle. This bridge still has a very faded Soo Line word-mark right in the center.
The usually nocturnal westbound hotshot 199 is running late today, allowing for a daylight view as they cross the Chippewa River east of Hoffman.
The fog and frost are thick in the Chippewa River valley east of Hoffman as an eastbound CP freight train rumbles toward Glenwood.