The morning TCW St. Paul turn out of Hopkins slips under the east absolute signals at Rollins Avenue. The former Bungee grain elevator is finally being repurposed to apartments instead of continu... (more)
Northshore Mining empties returning from Silver Bay are nearing Babbitt for another load.
Three Twin Cities & Western Railroad units layover in Hopkins awaiting their next assignment. TC&W operates over this former Milwaukee Road mainline. The paved trail to the left used to be Minne... (more)
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.
An eastbound manifest train passes thru the western suburbs of the Twin Cities.
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.
A crude oil train rolls into downtown Elk River past the historic grain elevator that now serves as a feed, seed and pet supply business.
Amtrak Empire Builder rolls into downtown Elk River past the historic grain elevator that now serves as a feed, seed and pet supply business.
The late afternoon shadows are long as the last Northstar commuter train of the day has just backed into the maintenance facility garage for servicing.
The last afternoon Northstar commuter train of the day waits to depart east to Target Field in Minneapolis. The Northstar Link bus will shuttle commuters to St. Cloud. In the background is Cargi... (more)
Northern Lines Railway's newest acquisition is this GP15-1 proudly wearing Burlington Northern cascade green. NLR operates ex-BN trackage for customers in the St. Cloud area.
A sole GP40-2 powers the MIR job LBT-81 that's tied down for the rest of the day.
A late Empire Builder crosses over the Rum River after a fresh snowfall.
Coal loads pass over Red Lake River.
A single CP SD40-2 is in charge on a rail train that's tied down for the weekend on the spur track at Hamel on CP's Paynesville Subdivision.