Our timing was perfect as we only had to wait about 20 minutes for this eastbound to appear in Lake Benton. Such a cool spot to catch some classic power on the Dakota, Minnesota, and Eastern.
With the shake-up at the hands of Hunter Harrison, the 472 train out of Huron, SD remains the only unchanged aspect of railroading out here. Even this may change as this line faces an uncertain f... (more)
Four SD40-2's and an SD60 get underway at Nahant Yard.
DME led ICE train heads west at Rondout tower past the old Metra platform, I'm standing on the old North Shore Line ROW.
A detouring Huron, SD to Chicago, IL freight passes the former Depot in New Albin, IA. This station has a second lease on life as a well maintained MOW section house. This is my 100th photo on R... (more)
A Huron-Chicago train detouring via Winona comes off the DM&E and onto the CP at Tower CK. The CP/DM&E/IC&E Merger was approved 09/30/08, so soon this will be 100% CP owned trackage.
A detouring Huron, SD-Chicago, IL train is about to crossover onto home rails at River Junction. Signal bridges were not common on the Milwaukee Road and we're all glad this one has survived, eve... (more)
A 25 car derailment at MP 9 on the Mason City Sub will have this line shutdown for around 96 hours. A MHUCC is parked in the siding at Ossian waiting for the line to open up. This train will proba... (more)
An eastbound heads for Owatonna and the connection with the IC&E and eventually ending up in Chicago.
Due to a small construction project, space is tight around the Nahant Yard diesel racks. Even so, DME 6055 squeezes in some elbow room.