Wadena used to be the start current of traffic ABS for westbounds, but with crude oil and PTC, the entire line is now CTC.
The H-NTWGFD screams past the preserved Northern Pacific depot in Wadena on its way west. Two SD40-2s and a rebuilt GP35 provide the power and the soundtrack on a perfect early spring evening.
A half loaded stack train for Tacoma, WA heads through the Verndale sag
A colourful lash-up rolls through Wadena.
A very foggy winter morning finds an SD70ACe hurrying east past the restored Northern Pacific depot in Wadena with a loaded coal train.
Tacoma, WA - Chicago Logistics Park, IL stacks speed through Wadena
A fatal grade crossing accident involving the previous day's eastbound Empire Builder and subzero temperatures (evidenced by the exhaust condensing above the BNSF locomotive) have the BNSF's north... (more)
Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder has been turned into a crew van as they've been asked to stop and pick up the crews of 5 dead eastbound trains tied down on main 2 within 15 miles of Wadena. The... (more)
NS Heritage through Wadena.
A late running eastbound Empire Builder flies towards Staples for it's next station stop.
Export Intermodal service from Saint Paul, MN - Tacoma, WA with an assortment of shipping lines takes the sag east of town.
A hot zipper rolls through Wadena as a tie program gets underway
Having spent nearly 15 hours along the tracks on the second longest day of the year, this eastbound Z train provides a perfect ending to a marathon day of railfanning.
Wisconsin-bound coal train passes through Wadena on Valentine's Day morning.
Premium Intermodal; South Seattle, WA to Chicago Cicero, IL