With 35 cars in tow for interchange with other railroads in St. Paul, the TC&W St. Paul turn heads east on a spring morning.
With 35 buggies in tow, the St. Paul turn departs Hopkins on a sunny spring morning. The former Milwaukee Road depot still stands and remains in use for crew changes and MOW.
TCWR 2300 pulls the passenger train west to Glencoe where the diesel will cut away at the TC&W Shop, and the steam engine will pull the consist back to Minneapolis Jct. tonight. This train is run... (more)
Prior to a pair of Fall Color specials, #261 was run with a special dinner train. For this run, they had #261 positioned to lead eastward, making the entire train run around the wye before headin... (more)
261's annual fall foliage runs were preceded by a dinner train out of Chanhassen, now drawing people from around the world for being the site of Prince's Paisley Park. Ex-Kennecott Copper #910, n... (more)
Agriculture still drives the economy of west central Minnesota. The Twin Cities & Western is a vital part of it, too. As a farmer tills a field west of Sacred Heart, the TC&W's West End job head... (more)
The TC&W's West End job is about to duck under the MN 23 overpass east of Granite Falls, passing a combine that's ready for the harvest.
The depot in Montevideo has been nicely restored as part of the city's Milwaukee Road Heritage Center. The Twin CIties & Western's West End job departs town on its way to Milan.
A late St Paul Turn passes under the endangered signal bridge at Hoffman Ave with two ex-Kennecott Copper GP39s leading a pair of ex-SOO Caterpillars.
TCWR 2300 has spent most of its career in the Twin Cities, working between Hopkins and St. Paul. That is why i found it odd that it has made its way back out to the far western reaches of the Twin... (more)
The Twin Cities & Western St. Paul turn rolls past Target Field, the Northstar Commuter Terminus and the Ford Center on BNSF's Wayata Subdivision with 87/3 cars and 10,000 tons on the drawbar.
The Twin Cities & Western St. Paul Turn heads down SOO #2 into Pigs Eye Yard while BNSF Z CHCPTL8 07 passes on Main #1.
Eastbound St. Paul Turn passing thru the cut-off at Union Junction in St. Paul.The cut-off connects the BNSF Midway Sub to the St. Paul Sub.
The TC&W St. Paul Turn takes the wye at Minneapolis Junction pulling off the BNSF Midway Sub. onto the BNSF Wayzata Sub. where it will access the CPR Bass Lake Sub. at Cedar Lake Jct....but it won... (more)