Heading towards Richards Spur out of Detroit Lakes, MN, a pair of GEs' head west with a variety of cars.
The Mainstreeter. Other NP trains in the same era: here and Railroad: Northern Pacific RailwayLocomotive: EMD F7(A)Location: Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, USALocomotive #: NP 9814Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: March, 1971
Eastbound coal loads meet westbound empties just outside of Detroit Lakes.
A long merchandise train zips east through a thick central Minnesota forest, that's just starting to turn.
Slowly moving to the south just a short distance north of Detroit Lakes, MN.
The Mainstreeter on a cold, wet day, at the Northern Pacific depot in Detroit Lakes, MN. This was taken just before Amtrak took over passenger service. From comments, note a) Grisw... (more)
A sparkling new ES44DC, paired with a rare (for MN) NS dash 9 still in primer, leads a double stack train through central Minnesota
A large water puddle created by melting snow nicely reflects the locomotives on this westbound empty coal train
A general merchandise train with a colorful assortment of 8 SD40-2's passes the Amtrak depot in Detroit Lakes
A general merchandise train nears the BNSF/CP diamond in Detroit Lakes