A good looking former MoPac SD40-2 leads L516 across the Minneapolis Sub.
An SD70ACu rebuild on its second revenue trip leads loaded sand train 685 out of St. Paul.
Empty ballast train 3GPS crosses the Hastings Bridge with a matched elephant style trio of action red SD40-2s. The train is enroute to Waterloo WI for another load of ballast.
L574 rolls through a cut west of Downing Jct on the return trip to CF Yard.
UP 1878 and 1766 bracket LTS82 as it heads down Knapp Hill.
LTS82 approaches Norflex where they will drop off a single plastic pellet load. Two SD40Ns are certainly more than adequate for this job.
UP 1878 and 1766 sandwich a single sand load for Cardinal Glass as they return east from Hudson.
Job 82 returns east from Hudson after picking up a couple of empty lumber cars at ABC. This job mostly uses Geeps, so it is rare to see it with one let alone two SD40Ns.
Job 81 works Alter Scrap and Veritas Steel. The veteran GP15-1 was spewing some thick exhaust on this frigid morning.
Job 82 heads back south on the Stillwater Industrial Lead after switching out Andersen Windows. The 1543 is a former Western Pacific GP40-2 that was recently rebuilt into a GP40N.
Former MN&S SD39 #40 leads L1 southbound, north of New Auburn. They've just picked up a cut of loads at the Piranha Proppant Plant.
CSXT 8350 leads ORPTS west of Roberts.
WN train L2 arrives New Auburn with PGR 40 and 41. They'll work the large Superior Silica Sands Plant here.
A rare Barn leader brings a vehicle train through Prescott.
CSXT 4011 leads loaded coke train ORPTS through Eau Claire.