Some UP power brings a westbound around the curve and by the old elevator in downtown Grove City, about 20 miles east of Willmar on the BNSF's former GN mainline west of Minneapolis.
Under a clear autumn sky, a westbound empty coal train rolls through the small town of Kandiyohi (pronounced can-dee-YO-high). Just ahead, it will reach the former GN division point of Willmar, t... (more)
BNSF has been leasing these former IAIS geeps for several months now, usually working out of Northtown. They're seen trying to pull 110 cars to Willmar where they'll be swapped out for more tradi... (more)
The Milwaukee Road 261 westbound fall color excursion from Minneapolis to Willmar meets an eastbound BNSF freight at Howard Lake.
Four geeps on the M NTWWLM. BNSF 2300, 2258, 2639 and 2896. Sounded pretty awesome notching up out of the Wayzata siding.
The sun is right on cue as three amigos hustle this tac train toward a crew change at Willmar.
A break in the weather at Grove City allows some sweet evening light to fall on a trio of Ferromex units hauling a unit ore train west toward Willmar, MN on the BNSF.
Coming off the Wayzata Sub in downtown Minneapolis at Stadium.
West of Howard Lake the DPU of a loaded coal rolls down the main as the Virginian waits.
Picking up speed in Long Lake after passing through downtown Wayzata. One of the several relatively new overpass along the Hwy 12 by-pass.
A few of the locals at the corner bar enjoyed the brief commotion of a dozen railfans for about 5 minutes will the Virginian made its way through town.
The Twin Cities railfans were lucky today to see the Virginian heritage unit roll through town leading an empty ethanol train to South Dakota.
Heritage, meet heritage...the NS 1069 comes through Litchfield, passing the former BN unit that's still in use as power for the local elevator.
The Virginian heritage unit rolls through Dassel with an empty ethanol train on a perfect Labor Day afternoon.
Labor Day 2012. The first NS heritage unit to lead through central Minnesota descends upon Waverly, Minnesota on their trip west with ethanol empties bound for South Dakota.