On weekends Northstar likes to use two units as protection against one failing in route. Here the second of three trains for the day clears the wye at Van Buren Street where MILW 261 is stored.
MNRX 501 crosses the Mississippi.
Just seconds after meeting its eastbound counterpart, another commuter train heads for Big Lake.
The Northstar takes another load of workers from downtown Minneapolis to the northern suburbs.
The first eastbound Northstar train is already full of Twins fans heading to this afternoon's game at Target Field.
Northstar has one of the best looking paint schemes around and sure looks good in late evening sun. The last commuter of the day is seen heading through University on its way to Big Lake. MNRX 5... (more)
Northstar train 1910 races back into the Twin Cities after the trip northwest out of town on the BNSF main line.
MNRX 502 leads a double headed Northstar fresh from dropping off a load of Twins fans at Target Field.
A double length Northstar train rolls past the Minneapolis skyline as it crosses the bridge to Nicollet Island.
The engineer throttles up after clearing the wye at Van Buren Street. Two engines and six cars have become the norm during Twins home games.
The first westbound commuter of the afternoon departs Minneapolis on its way to Big Lake. Northstar has been leasing UTAX 12 as protection against their units being out for repair.
Northstar sports a rare 2 unit consist on today's commuter train as it has just crossed the Elk River.
A cab car leads the second afternoon Northstar commuter train off of Boom Island over the swollen Mississippi River.
The Northstar is loading passengers in Big Lake as a BNSF freight passes at track speed.
The Northstar blasts off into the sunset as it approaches Big Lake.