Empty crude oil train heading back to the Alberta Tar Sands passes Lake Pepin, where water skiing was invented by Ralph Samuelson.
Southern Pacific steam leads the October Fall Color Tour north up the Mississippi River back to St. Paul.
Westbound DME train near Maple Springs
Amtraks eastbound Empire Builder was running a little over an hour late passing Lake Pepin adjacent the Mississippi River near Maple Springs
With work complete at Wabasha, CP 6260 and DME 6090 and back on the high iron to St Paul, Minnesota. CP 6260 is leading the show today, and looking mighty sharp through the curve at Maple Springs
ICE SD40-2 6422 is seen leading eastbound local #580 St Paul-La Cross at Maple Springs, Minnesota along the Mississippi River - 04/04/2012
CP GP38-2 3018 is seen leading westbound local #581 La Cross-St Paul at Maple Springs, Minnesota along the Mississippi River - 04/04/2012
Westbound CP stack train
Westbound CP empty coal train
The sunsets over the Mississippi River as CP 474 pops into view, headed east on the River Sub.
The engineer on #199 has eased off on the throttle for a speed restriction as he rounds a curve along the scenic Mississippi River. This was the former Milwaukee Road line to Chicago.
Seen through the trees above the highway, train 609 is running at restricted speed due to signal problems through the big curve at Maple Springs.
A road weary 9500-series AC4400 leads this westbound freight up the River Sub towards St. Paul.
The NYC, known as the Water Level Route, looks right at home heading west along the Mississippi with train 283.
A trio of GP 20C ECOs lead local H 20 along open water on Lake Pepin both of which add a decent amount of color to a very white landscape.