A pair of KCS units lead train 685 (frac sand loads) west out of Kimball on the Paynesville Sub. Somehow, this is my first time getting a KCS unit leading on camera, let alone a pair.
My shot at Eden Valley of this same train had the locomotives notched out to climb a hill. Now the engineer has them in dynamics as they round the big curve east of Kimball on their way down to t... (more)
Two GEs round third and head for home, passing by the baseball field in downtown Kimball.
Fall colors hang on to the landscape. Before too long, the color will be gone and snow will cover the ground. Until then, the leaves provide a nice backdrop to a CP Ballast train just east of Kimb... (more)
CP 491 roars west with a solid set of Soo units for power and a Soo SD60M in the lead.
SOO 6061 leads two more Candy Apple SD60s west, approaching the overpass between Kimball and Watkins.
It appears that the Paynesville Sub wayfreight is charging around the superelevated curve just west of Kimball, but it is in fact backing up at a walking pace to finish making a set out.
A Golden Beaver and a leased SD40-2 bring eastbound train 490 past the old elevator complex in Kimball. They will be stopping in just a few miles to wait behind another train in advance of the sid... (more)
The same power that brought train 490 into St Paul yesterday brings the 491 back west today, this time with large multimark CP 5911 leading the way. Here, they power up the grade between Kimball a... (more)
The bright System Red paint on CP 8885 provides a splash of color as it rounds the big curve east of Kimball.
A well-worn SD40-2 leads a GEVO around the big curve between Kimball and South Haven.
The 8509 leads an eastbound grain train around a sweeping curve and over a rural grade crossing east of Kimball.
An eastbound blasts around the sweeping curve between Kimball and South Haven as it makes its way toward the Twin Cities.
CP 9663 leads the 8808 around the big curve on the approach to South Haven East on a beautiful day in central Minnesota.