As prairie grasses and wildflowers sway in the breeze, a westbound Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern train negotiates the undulating track just west of town where the railroad crosses Plum Creek.
A westbound Canadian Pacific train with Norfolk Southern power on the point busts through a plow ridge at one of the crossings in the small town of Walnut Grove, MN.
Nearing the end of CP trackage rights, RCPE's Mankato turn heads west out of Walnut Grove towards home rails in Tracy.
A former Union Pacific and Iowa Chicago & Eastern snoot nosed SD40-2 leads the Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern's westbound train from Mankato across Plum Creek just west of Walnut Grove, MN.
Now on the final few miles of CP trackage, the MNAU heads out of Walnut Grove, home of "Little House on the Prairie". The trees had recently been chopped down along the ROW, giving way for a nice ... (more)
I try to see a train each year on my birthday, ideally with the opportunity to take a good picture of it. This year, most of my birthday was taken up by work, but I found a little time to spend al... (more)
The daily eastbound manifest off the Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern connection at Tracy, MN crosses the Plum Creek of Little House on the Prairie fame at Walnut Grove. This view wasn't possible unti... (more)
Two eastern visitors are in dynamic braking mode as they bring an eastbound CP train down the hill into Walnut Grove, MN. Just out of frame to the right, they will cross Plum Creek, made famous b... (more)
The first of four blue and gold units tip-toes across a small trestle west of Walnut Grove, MN. Track speed is down to 10 here due to poor conditions.
Hard to believe the two wood frame grain elevators are still standing, let alone in service (although not shipping rail). Manitoba doesn't have anything on the grain elevators of Southwest Minnes... (more)