The sun has set and Venus is making its appearance in the western sky, marking the end of another long summer day. The world keeps on turning, and so does the Canadian Pacific, as an eastbound ac... (more)
A lovely summer sunset glints off of the sides of an eastbound CP train that's accelerating out of Brooten after negotiating a slow order in town. I never tire of these long summer evenings and t... (more)
ICE 6406 and 6428 lead a short train of two empties over the former SOO Line bridge crossing Hwy 55 in Plymouth. With the longs days of summer, shots from the north side of this bridge are possib... (more)
As the sun sets on another hazy summer evening, an eastbound oil train cruises across Minnesota between Brooten and Belgrade.
As the sun sets on National Train Day 2013, Canadian Pacific's Vancouver to Chicago hotshot rolls through Belgrade, Minnesota, passing a maintenance of way caboose stored on the adjacent siding.
Two sets of EMD power wait for their workday to begin as the sun breaks through some early morning clouds at Brooten. The 5937 is on a ballast train while the 6252 is on the wayfreight.
An eastbound behind two GEVOs passes a broken knuckle on the ground on a very pleasant May morning.
A newer GEVO and an aging SD40-2 team up on a manifest across Minnesota, seen crossing the North Fork of the Crow River a few miles west of Regal.
The crews of two Canadian Pacific trains exchange greetings as they meet at Murray siding just east of the small town of Belgrade. Both trains were moving for this well timed meet, with the westb... (more)
A Balfour Beatty ballast cleaner working with a Canadian Pacific tie replacement gang creeps along just west of MP 110 between Brooten and Sedan. They're waiting for a few tamping machines to fin... (more)
A well-worn SD40-2 waits on the siding in Brooten with a ballast train as an eastbound behind CP and NS power hustles through town. This appears to be almost directly across the tracks from where... (more)
Viewed from the Minnesota State Highway 55 overpass a few miles west of Paynesville, a lengthy eastbound manifest rolls away from the setting sun.
An SD40-2 and repainted SD60 roll off of the siding at Brooten as a track gang readies their equipment for a day of tie replacement work west of town. The two EMDs will handle ballast train duty.
A westbound grain train crosses the North Fork of the Crow River and heads for a meet at Paynesville, viewed from about 900' AGL.
An aerial view of a westbound CP grain train rolling through the small town of Eden Valley, Minnesota.