"The engineers don't wave from the trains anymore"... This crew appears justifiably thrilled to have barely enough power for this manifest freight to make the hill, slogging past ... (more)
With a chirp from its sweet Nathan P3, BNSF 5171 leads an earthworm under the eastern wooden bridge east of Hawley and around the curve under the Highway 32 bridge.
A great retro consist leads the Wadena Local eastward around the curve toward Manitoba Junction.
Coal empties round the curve heading westward from Manitoba Junction. The maintenance of way equipment visible in the background is on the spur from the junction to Ulen, MN, which once was Northe... (more)
Modern coal empties rush westward past Manitoba Junction. As the name implies, the line running north from here was once Northern Pacific's route to Winnipeg, MB. Today, it is just a spur to a shu... (more)
These three EMDs are Run 8 as they approach Manitoba JCT. From this vantage point the grade is not very perceptable.
Westbound BNSF freight at Manitoba Junction, on the former Northern Pacific main between Detroit Lakes and Moorhead, Minn.