A colorful and lengthy Dilworth-bound manifest heads through Big Lake a few minutes away from sunset.
As has become the norm, the Empire Builder has crossed over to main 1 out of St Cloud to pass a number of stopped eastbounds on main 2 near Becker.
The Empire Builder is running about 6 hours behind as it flies through central Minnesota behind a BNSF leader. I knew something wasn't right when I heard the whistle in the distance.
At 5 o'clock in the afternoon a Tacoma bound stack train working toward the Cascade summit steps across the Nason Creek trestle. This location is about 46 rail miles west of Wenatchee.