A unit frac sand train from Winona, MN to Amarillo, TX utilizes CP trackage rights all to Tunnel City, WI where it will return to home rails.
Train 222 motors slowly past some box cars that have scattered off the right of way near Lamoille. Milwaukee 134, 153 lead the way.
A colorul consist catches the last rays of sun as a storm front rolls in.
Our second DME lead train in under an hour, the City of Pierre slams Donehower West at track speed... under the late fall colors of the Mississippi River Valley.
After the Soo bought up the Milwaukee Road most of the Roads roster oddity's were quickly weeded out and things became pretty plain for a few years. The Milwaukee Rebuilt SD10,GP20 models along wi... (more)
My first trip down the "River" was greeted with an eastbound DM&E train led by a couple oldies.
Smoking like a train!
Only a few moments before, the sounds of a BNSF freight train slugging it upriver on the other side of Lock and Dam #6 provided a nice audio backdrop to the quiet of the Mississippi Valley evening... (more)
Empty Unit Coke Train to Roseport, MN with rare power these days - two SOO units: SOO 6058, SOO 6038.
Somewhere under the coats of paint on all three units is a coat of Milwaukee Road as the whole lashup is ex-MILW.
Priority Train from Coquitlam - Chicago kicks up some snow running along the Mississippi River.
Merchandise Train from St. Paul, MN - Kansas City heads south on the CP towards La Crescent, MN and home rails.
The previous day's Roadswitcher from St. Paul, MN - La Crosse, WI heads towards the Donehower siding.
Four engines (3 ICE & 1 DME) leads this westbound manifest toward its final desination of St. Paul.
On New Year's Day, 6422 and 208 have MKCSP on the move near LaMoille.