The Aberdeen local heads west through Marvin on a pleasant September afternoon.
Climbing up the grade at Marvin, SD
L-TWI661, the Willmar - Aberdeen local thunders west on the Appleton Sub, just about reaching the summit of the uphill climb on Coteau Des Prairies. GP60M 112, SD40-2 1616 and GP60 162 take the he... (more)
After finishing up work in Big Stone, the Aberdeen local hauls west up grade at Marvin. Fittingly, it had the green one leading on St. Patrick's Day.
On the edge of the Coteau Des Prairies hills is the tiny town of Marvin, located here is a 13 mile 1% grade on the ex Milwaukee Road mainline, and these veteran EMDs, leader still in it's original... (more)
With 4 BN units for power, the Aberdeen local grinds up the grade in Marvin. Pretty awesome sight to see this many BN units on one train!