Oil loads approach BNSF's Midway Yard with a single AC4400 leading.
CP 498 has an interesting consist as it takes BNSF rails through St. Paul nearing its destination of Pigs Eye Yard.
It appears Adam is stopped on a westbound CP freight at the absolute for Midway with a train ahead as Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder enters the Minnesota Transfer....Adam Farence Photo.
...Adam Farence Photo.
Sitting in Cedar Rapids is like taking a trip back in time, especially with a steam engine out the back window. The 261 has just lead another successful excursion and was spotted at the rear of t... (more)
MNNR sand train runs down the Midway Sub, with the B39-8's in the lead and a former BN C30-7. Pushing is MNNR 50 and 71, an SF30C and C636-CAT rebuild.
An eastbound Z train pulls into Midway to do work before continuing to Chicago.
The MNNR sand train departs Minneapolis and heads for St. Paul.
MNNR 50 leads another sand train through Midway passing the BNSF intermodal facility.
The roadrailer is running a bit late as they hustle down the BNSF Midway Sub. They'll go into UP's East Minneapolis Yard to tie up.
AMTK 156 substitutes for the MILW 261 which is currently getting overhauled in Minneapolis. The train looked sharp with a solid set of MILW cars behind the locomotive.
Five units bring 14000 tons down the hill at Westminster during light rain. The past sand trains typically used four units but today's had MNNR 71 third out making it five.
It's been a while since the elder six axle GE's stretched their legs out through here and it was quite impressive.
On weekends Northstar likes to use two units as protection against one failing in route. Here the second of three trains for the day clears the wye at Van Buren Street where MILW 261 is stored.
UP phosphate empties use CSX run through power as they start the return trip from Savage, MN back to Chicago. The train is seen in Saint Paul at 7th Street on the BNSF just prior to entering the ... (more)