The Milwaukee Road 261 westbound fall color excursion from Minneapolis to Willmar meets an eastbound BNSF freight at Howard Lake.
West of Howard Lake the DPU of a loaded coal rolls down the main as the Virginian waits.
A few of the locals at the corner bar enjoyed the brief commotion of a dozen railfans for about 5 minutes will the Virginian made its way through town.
A short priority merchandise train from Kansas City, KS dusts off the first measurable snow of the season.
It's an all EMD show on the Northtown-Kick which is heading along the south shore of Howard Lake.
Holding the main as the Z-CHCLAU disappears west on the siding.
This new SD70 ACe is holding the main for the Z at East Howard Lake. Was that light bulb out already?
Happy Thanksgiving! Since it's Thursday, the Z train is a Q train. Guaranteed Service Intermodal - Chicago, IL - Laurel, MT.
M train pulling into the siding for a meet with one with another good old B40 in the lead, there's a 2nd in the consist as the third unit. Regular Merchandise - La Crosse, WI - Grand Forks, ND.
A mix of power, including a rare dash 9 on a coal train slows for a meet with two. Loaded Unit Coal - North Antelope Mine, WY - Twin Cities, MN (Xcel Energy). At full dynamics, these units are r... (more)