Amtrak is changing from the Genesis to the Charger as the season changes from autumn to winter. December 1 is the first day of Meteorological Winter.
As of late, pure ALC-42 or P42 consists hav... (more)
A matched pair of GP60Ms in dynamics slow their train on approach to a red signal further down the line.
These two locomotives were once part of Santa Fe's "Super Fleet", but now they... (more)
A matched trio of EMDs on the head end of a 9,000-foot mixed freight headed for Northtown yard in Minneapolis.
Fall colors are just starting to pop in the area.
A pair of new Siemens ALC-42s lead the eastbound Empire Builder, running just over 2hrs late out of St Cloud.
One of BNSF's 10 "25th Anniversary" commemorative "sticker" units leads an intermodal freight in late summer evening daylight.
Though the fanfare of these units has dissipat... (more)
A trio of '90s-built EMD 60Ms grace the northern transcon headed west.
A pair of ex-Santa Fe GP60Ms in modern paint lead an ex-Burlington Northern SD60M still sporting the cascade green.
A trio of matching H4 EMD geeps speed west under the signal gantry in Big Lake, which governs eastbound traffic including originating Northstar Commuter traffic.
This train was an extra, delive... (more)
A trio of H4 EMDs held short of Co Rd 50 waiting for clearance beyond the next control point, before just starting to move as seen here.
The EMDs have seen some dirt, but still look prime espec... (more)
An Amtrak extra headed to Chicago.
This train set was running the schedule of Amtrak 7/27. However, reports of an avalanche on Marias Pass terminated the train in Shelby MT.
Instead of stagi... (more)
A rare extra local with an unusual choice of power brings a large train from St Cloud to Minneapolis.
Fall colors are starting to pop as a mixed freight passes by with a pair of modern motive power.
On a pleasant January afternoon, a trio of matching H4 EMDs leads a mixed freight through central Minnesota.
A rebuilt SD70MACe leads a mixed freight under the eastbound control signal gantry in Big Lake.
On the last day of September, amid unpredictable fall weather, a pair of rebuilt H4 EMDs are on point of a mixed freight from Minneapolis (Northtown) to Grand Forks.
A trio of CSXT GEs are in command of an empty crude oil train headed west to fill up on North Dakota oil. The leader is a relatively clean rebuild, which shines up good in the low winter sun.