NS 1069 through Cedear Lake Junction with the Minneapolis skyline. Clouds cleared just in time for this shot.
NS 1069 barrels through Cokato on the north end of 50 mph. Woke this small town up!
West of Howard Lake the DPU of a loaded coal rolls down the main as the Virginian waits.
Picking up speed in Long Lake after passing through downtown Wayzata. One of the several relatively new overpass along the Hwy 12 by-pass.
A few of the locals at the corner bar enjoyed the brief commotion of a dozen railfans for about 5 minutes will the Virginian made its way through town.
Last shot of the day for me as the NS 1069 comes blasting through Kandiyohi at track speed. More excitement than this little town has seen in a long time!
First worthwhile shot of the trip. Virganyan unit comes busting through the Cities. Most of the railfans here went for the dark side but I decided to try this side. Chase was on from here!
I had been trying to get corn in my shot all day! The Virginian heritage unit is a long way from the coal fields of Virginia! It was a great chase. Full sun, great power, tons of shooting spots, g... (more)
The Twin Cities railfans were lucky today to see the Virginian heritage unit roll through town leading an empty ethanol train to South Dakota.