Growling Cat through Chana Burlington Northern GP20C No. 2009 leads “Expediter” piggyback train No. 42 through the Illinois countryside east of Chana on April 6, 1991. BN had eight of t... (more)
Slowly but surely I'm getting some more photos checked off my list along the Minnesota Prairie Line. Thanks to a timely text from another local railfan, I was able to rush out to Belview and get ... (more)
Three Gen.II/GP20s on the deadline at the Railroad's headquarters in Glencoe MN
The Twin Cities & Western is still at work at the sugar beet plant near Renville as blizzard conditions slow most everything else in the area to a halt. Groundhog Day doesn't mean much to Minneso... (more)
The Ruebel Turn is working on one of the coldest days of 2016 so far, spotting a cut of cars at the sugar beet plant near Renville. The head end power is in sunshine as they pass the power for th... (more)
Thanks to the first "polar vortex" of 2016, fierce winds and a dusting of fresh snow the night before created a few drifts for the westbound Ruebel Turn to negotiate, such as this one be... (more)
A GP20C, a GP30C, and a GP15C haul the Ruebel Turn the last few miles toward the sugar beet plant near Renville on an unseasonably warm December afternoon.
On a beautiful November afternoon, the westbound Ruebel Turn passes the large elevator at Stewart, another small town along the former Milwaukee Road mainline west of Minneapolis.
The sun has set moments ago, but railroading continues as the TC&W's Ruebel Turn pauses to make its crew change at the sugar beet processing facility near Renville. The new crew will finish the w... (more)
The Milwaukee Road Danube depot has been preserved in a park not far from the mainline where it once stood. The Twin Cities & Western is the current owner and operator of the tracks and their Rue... (more)
This curve east of Buffalo Lake is pretty much the scenic highlight of the TC&W through here, but two RRVW locomotives in their older paint scheme look nice pulling the Ruebel Turn westbound on th... (more)
As the sun sets and shadows lengthen, a westbound TC&W train sits waiting for another train to finish some switching by the sugar beet processing plant on the east side of Renville.
Breckenridge, MN and Wahpeton, ND can be seen in the distance as RRVW's Hankinson turn heads south on the BNSF. To call this portion of Minnesota flat is an understatement.
After some work in Milbank, the Twin Cities & Western heads back east over the Whetstone River for home rails with 39 loaded grain hoppers.
CP Holiday kicks up snow as it flies north