4014 races south from the twin ports back to the Twin Cities to continue its tour across the Midwest.
UP 4014, the "Big Boy" is lit up for night viewing during its northern-most stop on the "Great Race Across the Midwest". Though there were no official night shoots, it was a gr... (more)
A hunter's quiet retreat is interrupted by the rumble of a passing Soo Line mixed train over the St. Croix River, luckily, the engineer was a friend of the hunter and they exchanged waves.
In r... (more)
"Soo Line 559" (Rock Island 1223) is under the watchful eye of the railroad superintendent at the Dresser, WI depot.
GP7 559 hasn't been operational since 2014, so it's return was don... (more)
Steve Glischinski hoops orders up to Douglas Hildebrandt in a staged scene at Union Depot Train Days. The Soo 700 came from the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth, the second Duluth-based loc... (more)
WSOR E9A 101 poses at St. Paul Union Depot during the annual night photo session as part of "Union Depot Train Days". The E9 was actually posing for the first time under new ownership. T... (more)
Four standard-cab EMDs command the second section of the Grand Forks, ND to Northtown Yard manifest around the elevated curve in Clear Lake, kicking up snow along the way.
In the age of PTC, se... (more)
BNSF's "Northstar Holiday Train" arrives the Big Lake transit platform for boarding passengers going on a free ride to St. Paul Union Depot.
The 2018 Pumpkin Express on the Osceola and St. Croix Valley Railway. After a number of years using the SD9, the change was made to use the 325 (possibly at my request). The train looked excellent... (more)
Three SD40-2s accelerate out of Anoka headed for their final destination of Northtown Yard in Minneapolis.
The NLR "greenies" perform switching at the LPG facility in Rockville. The old geeps are running on borrowed time now as new power is rumored to arrive in the winter, putting these class... (more)
Milwaukee Road 261 performs a photo run-by as part of the Gourment Express fall excursions. These PTC fundraiser trips were hosted on the former Milwaukee Road, now TC&W.
Four TC&W 4-axle units lead a short transfer from BNSF back to home rails across the Mississippi River.
Three modern BNSF EMD AC widecabs are in control of this hot intermodal train from Chicago to the west coast. Not a bad look! Two ACes and a MACe.
A trio of BNSF SD40-2s on the Dilworth road freight meet the eastbound St. Cloud local with a pair or rebuilt 4-axles. Five EMD standard cabs in a perfect meet on the mainline in 2018, who would'v... (more)