CP's annual Holiday Train stopped at St. Paul Union Depot for a show, presenting some unique photo opportunities. This is the first time the Holiday Train has pulled into SPUD facing west.
Two Milwaukee Road GP20s lead a westbound freight through Hoffman Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota, on the afternoon of March 22, 1986. Milwaukee Road GP20s were not true EMD-built GP20s, but were GP... (more)
The CP-BN transfer is pulling out of the Minnesota Commercial yard at St. Anthony enroute to BNSF Northtown Yard.
Delaware & Hudson to Boston & Maine to Union PacificSpotted in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on a sweltering July 23, 1999, in Union Pacific GP39-2 2732. Built in March 1976 as Delaware &... (more)
Burlington Northern GE U30C No. 5828 leads a BN coal train eastbound at Hoffman Avenue below Dayton’s Bluff at St. Paul, Minnesota, on November 21, 1987.
The Empire Builder stops momentarily at the entrance to the Minnesota Commercial A Yard at St. Anthony Junction, where the conductor is required to line the switches at this location and po... (more)
Four SD40-2s and a GP9 pull a freight out of Pigs Eye Yard heading west at Dayton's Buff in St. Paul, MN. The missing logos indicates it nearing the end of Milwaukee's transcontinental era as the ... (more)
"Warriors Rest" & "Stampede Pass"
With their work completed, the crew is heading back to the yard office, passing the former Amtrak platform.
A westbound unit grain train rolls through St. Anthony Junction on the Midway subdivision.
GN 332 and a former GN F3B idle at the former GN passenger roundhouse at the east side entry to St. Paul's Union Station in April 1970. This photo was taken a month into the BN merger, but its all... (more)
GNW&B "Gritty Palace" #2 is former RDG #15.....GNW&B? "Going Nowhere & Back".....this is one of three passenger cars kept here, while passenger ops have moved to the restored ... (more)
Where 'ya going? A hobo rides a MILW covered hopper in the Twin Cities in May of 1986. Once common, security issues have pretty much eliminated this activity.
I was in town for a conference and had some time to get the exotica afterwards. I liked these ex-SOU rebuilt SD-24s.
The Empire Builder creeps into the Minnesota Commercial A Yard at sunrise, just as the sun lifts over the horizon.