Slowly moving east and providing the BNSF's Staples Sub Division some ultrasonic rail flaw detection. This would probably explain why the rails were so quiet on this sub division during this day.
Pleasantly surprised to have clear skies on my day off I decided to go shoot Amtrak from a spot I haven't shot from yet. Departing MSP approximately 20 minutes late Amtrak 8 heads through Saint P... (more)
An autorack/trailer train creeps through the yard while older EMD units await their fate in BNSF's Northtown Yard. There are multiple lines of locomotives sitting in the yard now. A couple of li... (more)
One of the remaining CNW Dash 9s rolls across Bridge 15 westbound. This is the first time I've seen this unit in action in person. Glad the weather and other factors worked in my favor!
In some of the last moments of fall daylight, UP 3985 takes the Twin City Limited Tour train north. This shot was taken just after the train ran a reverse movement out of the UP's South Sa... (more)
A STEAM DOUBLEHEADER with the likes of CP 2816 and the Milwaukee Road 261 races eastward through Newport, MN. Said to be the "steam event of 2007", this train is en-route to La Crosse, WI,... (more)
Under threatening skies UP 1995 pushes on the Union Pacific's Operation Lifesaver Special as it departs the South Saint Paul Yard on it's way to Rosemont, MN. This was the first tim... (more)
MNNR 313 is preparing to assist Amtrak at the Midway Depot (MSP) in Saint Paul, MN. Before the late Amtrak 8 leaves the depot, MNNR 313 will add a car to Amtrak before it continues east. This is t... (more)
The Empire Builder glides down Short Line Hill as the Union Pacific's G-DAMNSL 1-4A patiently waits for traffic and signals to clear.
Railfanning with a touch of class! Yes, there was someone in the car. This is the first time I've ever seen something like this!
The first time I see a GP60M it's bringing stacks through the S curves in Lake Park, MN
Quite possibly one of the oldest diesel locomotives in service in the Twin Cities ILSX 320 sits in a less common location. Normally this unit sits along Childs Road at "Great Western Dock & Termi... (more)
Steaming toward Duluth! Rods down!
Heading east and helping make rail traffic sparse this BNSF Ford Maintenance rig looks as if it has seen many days on this railroad.
A mixed freight heads west into the direct sunlight.