With a dense fog hanging over the area, a solo CP GP20C-ECO switches out the Viterra grain elevator in Minneapolis, near BNSF's Northtown Yard.
With the Ryder Cup now a memory, CP brings their train back to Canada. But not before spending a lovely evening traveling the western reaches of Minnesota. Here, just east of Brooten, MN.
NS 1073, the Penn Central heritage locomotive leads an empty oil train west to North Dakota.
An eastbound priority intermodal train sits on the main at Murray at sunset on a beautiful spring evening a couple of years ago.
Two KCS Belles head for Glenwood with a nice wave from the conductor.
NS 6914, a rebuilt SD60E, struts its stuff through Brooten with westbound oil empties.
Three units work hard to bring all 155 cars and 9700+ feet of westbound train 299 up the hill between Eden Valley and Paynesville.
Two GEVOs near the wooden overpass east of Barrett on a humid summer morning.
A westbound behind a GEVO and a GP40 still in original SOO hockey stick paint cuts through the fog just a few minutes before sunrise east of Lowry, MN.
Two former Soo Line SD60s power train 498 eastbound across Minnesota on yet another beautiful summer day.
The sun is below the horizon and a waxing crescent moon is not far behind as an eastbound CP train rushes past the intermediate signals west of Brooten.
The train pictures have been few and far between for me lately. A couple of GEVOs finding a hole in the clouds near Belgrade was good enough for me to pull over and dust the camera off.
A pair of Ex-SOO SD60's, now supporting CP paint, lead the 293 through Buffalo, MN on a perfect summer evening.
A westbound blasts through Brooten behind a pair of AC4400CWs. The last time I took a picture here was back in early March after a snowstorm when the windchill was well below zero. more)
My first evening climb up the Belgrade Co-op elevator of 2015 yields a nice view of an eastbound crude oil train at sunset as it rolls through town and heads for a meet at Murray just east of here... (more)