Amtrak train number 8, the eastbound Empire Builder, is running over 5 hours late as it hustles through a fall snowstorm in central Minnesota. They're just east of New York Mills and doing their b... (more)
Some variety on the point of the Northtown - Minot freight today. BNSF 5849, 1470, 1529 with 90 cars, and BNSF 8366 on the rear
A pair of GE locomotives hustle a westbound "stack" train through New York Mills at speed.
South Seattle-Chicago stacks fly east at track speed on BNSF's Staples Subs behind a pair of matching pumpkins.
BNSF 5051, BNSF 9934 + rear BNSF9746 have a 120 car WAMX coal set in hand at New York Mills
As a beautiful summer evening draws to a close, an eastbound unit crude oil train blasts by on BNSF's former Northern Pacific mainline across central Minnesota.
A pair SD70MAC's with empty tank cans in tow scream through the small town of New York Mills. Fellow railfans and friends, John Fladung and Christopher Muller, are seen getting back into our chas... (more)
Running just over 3 hours late, the eastbound Empire Builder sprints along the former Northern Pacific mainline across Minnesota.
BNSF ES44AC 5808 shoves a coal train east at speed.
BNSF SD75M 8236 flies west with an empty grain train.
Detroit Edison coal loads stretch out enroute to Superior, WI for dumping
Colourful grain empties head west for reloading at 60mph
Z train speeds west leaving stormy skies behind.
A long eastbound manifest rolls past new ties along the right of way east of New York Mills.
"You drove 60 miles to catch a train you could've driven 15 miles to catch???" Had the economic times been better, and the flooding out west not hampered traffic on the CP, that thought may have ... (more)