After waiting for BNSF traffic to clear for over two hours the sand train finally gets word that they will be next and okay to double up their train. Here the sand train pulls put of Midway yard a... (more)
The MNNR's Sand train rolls through Westminster bound for the BNSF.
A loaded unit frac sand train cuts across the Wisconsin wetlands on Christmas Eve 2011. This train most likely originated in the Winona (MN) area, loaded with Mississippi River sand and headed ea... (more)
The Tuesday MNNR sand train enters BNSF's Dayton's Bluff Yard at Hoffman Avenue, passing the soon-to-be-replaced signal bridge (get your photos of these now, folks).
Just out of St. Anthony, the Minnesota Commercial's sand train stomps upgrade towards the crest of the hill.
The crest of the hill at Lexington allows for a rare glimpse of the rear end pushers as the Minnesota Commercial's Tuesday-only sand train starts downgrade towards Dayton's Bluff Yard.
The sand train has just about reached its destination - Dayton's Bluff Yard - as it burbles through Hoffman Avenue on a beautiful November morning.
Three Minnesota Commercial units lay down a smoke screen as they prepare to double up the Tuesday-only sand train bound for BNSF's Dayton's Bluff Yard. In a few more seconds, a thick gray cloud o... (more)
Minnesota Commercial 50 (ex-AT&SF SF30C), MNNR 56 (ex-AT&SF C30-7) and MNNR 71 (ex- CP M636) lead the weekly sand train through Hoffman and into Dayton's Bluff Yard.
Minnesota Commercial 50 waits in the clear at the Bluff Yard as a BNSF stack train gets underway.
Three Minnesota Commercial six-axle units exit the BNSF tunnel near Seventh Street with the weekly sand train bound for BNSF's Dayton's Bluff Yard.
The Ellis and Eastern has loaded their 22 car full of sand and now are heading back towards Sioux Falls, SD. The E&E uses BNSF trackage rights to gain access to this mine at Corson. Couple times a... (more)