Two Caterpillar powered locomotives run westbound past a soybean field waiting to be harvested near Buffalo Lake, MN.
The westbound TC&W Ruebel Turn traverses the flat, featureless farmland between Bird Island and Olivia, MN on the former Milwaukee Road mainline.
The Ruebel Turn is on its way back east after a trip to Sacred Heart to drop off some coal empties and pick up the West End train. Four locomotives and three covered hoppers catch the setting sun... (more)
The Ruebel Turn has brought a cut of empty coal hoppers from the sugar beet plant at Ruebel and is shoving them onto the siding at Sacred Heart. Once the entire train has been emptied and reassem... (more)
Bathed in perfect winter light, the Ruebel Turn has a cut of empty coal hoppers from the sugar beet plant at Ruebel in tow as they head west from Renville toward Sacred Heart.
A Twin Cities and Western mixed train rounds the corner next to the Minnesota Commercial Roundhouse on its way to CP Rail Pigs Eye Yard.
A pair of Cat geeps creep past a cut of cars in the siding at Wegdahl, MN. A couple houses and a decrepit elevator are all that can be found here, apart from an occasional TC&W train.
Unique to the RRVW and TCWR are their use of rebuilt geeps, using Caterpiller brand engines. While they don't sound anything like your regular EMD, they do their job well, and it shows as the eng... (more)
A pair of Cat powered geeps start out their morning journey from Montevideo with 35 loads and 1 empty. Not sure if this is the Milbank Turn or the West End Switch job, either way, these RRV&W uni... (more)
Westbound RRV&W 4106 prepares to interchange power with the eastbound TC&W 2004 and ultimately become the trailing unit in the eastbound consist.