A colorful NTWLIN heads into Willmar Yard coming off the Wayzata Sub. In a couple hours they will head south on the Marshall Sub.
Two grain trains sit in the yard, the one on the left will head to the Marshall Sub, the one on the right to the Morris Sub for Breckenridge.
Two different generations of EMDs sit side by side at the sanding tower, as a spectacular sunset ensues.
A rebuilt GP50 is on point of this manifest that was tied down outside the yard, now bringing it it in.
The east local powerset gets ready for the day soon to connect to its train
A very tardy Aberdeen local heads out of Willmar yard late in the afternoon. This train usually leaves Willmar in the morning, but since the yard was power short, they had to use the same power fo... (more)
The Northtown, MN to Laurel, MT manifest heads west into Willmar Yard with a big consist. Only the 2 units up front would stay on for the rest of the trip to Laurel.
A couple of UP motors at BNSF's Willmar Yard.
The Milwaukee Road 261 is headed to eastern North Dakota for a series of excursions this weekend on the Red River Valley & Western. The first leg of their journey from Minneapolis to Breckenridge... (more)
Another shot from my short chase of the MRL duo that recently visited Minnesota. After getting my shot with the barn, since they were routed ... (more)
No, it's not the "2nd most photographed barn in Montana" found along the Montana Rail Link east of Missoula, but can you blame me for wanting to capture this visiting pair of MRL SD40-2X... (more)
A pair of EMDs, including a former ATSF snoot-nosed SD40-2, are seen working in the yard at Willmar. The Dash 9s continue to sit on the sidelines.
Milwaukee Road 261, with Amtrak 184 assisting, passes by older BNSF power entering the Willmar yard.
A crude oil train rolls into town off of the Morris Sub, passing the former Great Northern station as various trains sit in the yard. It was a busy morning in Willmar!
A pair of EMD four axle units used as local power sits on one side of the mainline through Willmar, MN as a line of GE Dash 9s are in storage across the way in the yard. The last time I saw this ... (more)