After busting snowdrifts further west, eastbound 6613 has blue skies and clear tracks ahead as it rounds the elevated curve at Clear Lake, Minnesota.
2 Dash 9s and 4 SD40-2s lead this day's Grand Forks manifest. Interestingly enough, I caught those same SD40s leading the day before on the Dilworth manifest.
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)
A pair of BN and Santa Fe veterans lead a baretable train west to Staples in Clear Lake.
A pair of H2 motors on point of a manifest head west into Clear Lake.
An NS AC44 and CN SD75I lead an autorack west into Clear Lake in the last minutes of daylight.
A recently washed GEVO and a Goatboat lead the Pasco, WA to Northtown manifest into Clear Lake on the wrong main with a dead bird on main 2. Eastbounds usually take main 2, but a coal train was bl... (more)
A pair of GEVOs from both BNSF and CSX lead a manifest west through Clear Lake on the Staples Sub.
A CP AC44 hauling frac sand loads heads west on the Staples Sub sporting an unusual K5LA.
A C4 leads a short manifest down the Staples Sub WB.
A trio of BNSF SD40-2s round the gentle elevated curve out of Clear Lake headed east for BNSF's Northtown Yard.
A couple of relatively clean CP units power a coal load on the BNSF Staples Sub coming into Clear Lake.
A load of sub-bituminous coal finishes the last few miles of its journey as it heads for the power plant in Becker, MN.
A BNSF Dash 9 leads an oil train at MP 66 in Clear Lake, MN with an NS tophat trailing, the barcode unit, NS 1111, was the DPU on this train.
The Empire Builder overtakes the third in a line of four eastbounds parked on main 1 between Becker and MP 66.