Just before heading back east, the West Local poses in front of the ex-GN depot at Morris, MN. Once a stop for the mighty Empire Builder, the only passenger trains this station sees is the occasio... (more)
BNSF 2045 has finished its work in town and backs the power back onto the train to head east. The ex-BN caboose was a nice, unusual treat.
After several days of excursions on Red River Valley & Western trackage, to celebrate their 30th anniversary, Milwaukee Road 261 and its entourage head for home along BNSF's former Great Northern ... (more)
Eastbound grain empties briefly disrupt the morning activities of downtown Benson, Minnesota. While it's no longer plying the rails for its intended purpose, this BN caboose is certainly faring mu... (more)
The Red River Valley & Western's Hankinson Turn is hot on the heels of a southbound BNSF empty grain train as they accelerate out of Breckenridge. It will be a quick trip down to the junction wit... (more)
In the winter, foggy nights lead to frosty mornings. By the time I got to Benson, a lot of the frost was gone thanks to the sun and a brisk wind. A bit of it still clings to the codeline along t... (more)
A pair of RRVW GP's lead the Hankinson Turn over trackage rights on BNSF toward the CP/DMVW interchange at Hankinson, ND.
The RRVW Hankinson Turn rolls across a small bridge just south of Campbell. In a few miles they'll turn west onto the CP for the remainder of their trip from Breckenridge, MN to Hankinson, ND.
Eastbound tanks pass the searchlights still in place at the east end of Campbell on the former Great Northern mainline in far western Minnesota.
RRVW turn job from Breckenridge to Hankinson hustles south on BNSF rails.
Breckenridge, MN and Wahpeton, ND can be seen in the distance as RRVW's Hankinson turn heads south on the BNSF. To call this portion of Minnesota flat is an understatement.
A matched set of GECX tier 4 GEVOs cruise east on the Morris Sub with a priority manifest train from the west coast.
The searchlights at Benson are probably not long for this world, but they saw another sunrise on this morning. The West Local was having problems with them, however, as supposedly the signal in t... (more)
A fairly new ES44C4 and four other units sit on the siding with a rock train at Kerkhoven.