After combining both the daily train from Tracy with the every other day train from Mankato, seven SD40-2's get underway with a westbound train for Aurora and Huron, SD.
An eastbound Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern train briefly skirts alongside Lake Yankton as it passes the home of someone who clearly has an affinity for the railroad, evidenced by the Griswold signa... (more)
RP.net contributor Mike Vandenberg and his son get their shots of a westbound Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern train as it crosses the US 14 overpass just west of Cobden, MN on Canadian Pacific's form... (more)
At one of my favorite spots to watch trains in southwest Minnesota, a southbound BNSF manifest is seen working hard up to the crest of the long climb along the Redwood River from Marshall to Flore... (more)
The Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern's Mankato, MN to Aurora, SD manifest climbs away from the Redwood River crossing at Florence, MN.
A pair of Union Pacific GP38-2's throttle up as they switch the yard in Mankato, MN. UP 516 has always been a Union Pacific locomotive while the dynamic brake-less UP 793 was originally built for ... (more)
An eastbound Twin Cities & Western train crosses the mostly frozen Minnesota River at Morton on the former Minneapolis & St Louis Railway bridge.
A former Union Pacific and Iowa Chicago & Eastern snoot nosed SD40-2 leads the Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern's westbound train from Mankato across Plum Creek just west of Walnut Grove, MN.
One of the Twin Cities & Western's former Kennecott Copper GP39-2's and two other locomotives lead a westbound empty hopper train across the Minnesota Prairie Line on a beautiful June evening. The... (more)
An eastbound Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern train crosses an irrigation ditch west of Balaton, MN as the sun poke through the cloud cover.
A short eastbound Twin Cities & Western train made up of just a handful of cars from the elevator at North Redwood crosses the old Minneapolis & St Louis Railway trestle over Sulphur Lake just wes... (more)
The Canadian National local from Dubuque arrives in East Dubuque to interchange some cars with BNSF, passing through the crossover and under the signal bridge at East Cabin.
The Canadian National local from Dubuque crosses the Mississippi River on the former Illinois Central swing bridge between Iowa and Illinois.
The southbound Marshall local is just a few miles from its destination of the large ADM corn processing plant in Marshall as it flies around a curve just north of Green Valley, MN.
A pacing shot of two older EMD locomotives as they hustle south with the Marshall local, seen from Minnesota State Highway 23 between Granite Falls and Hanley Falls.