Amtrak train number 8, the eastbound Empire Builder, is running over 5 hours late as it hustles through a fall snowstorm in central Minnesota. They're just east of New York Mills and doing their b... (more)
With only the lead unit online, BNSF 1439 is being pushed to the limit as it struggles hard to bring this manifest west on the Staples Sub late in the evening.
The St Cloud local heads east with a very short train in tow. The FURX leaser is a nice change from the usual H4 geeps you see on this train.
Oil loads head east into Big Lake kicking up a snowstorm on a chilly last morning of 2019.
Four cars of commuters heading home for the day, many just departed the train at Anoka Station about a minute ago. In 5 minutes, another handful will get off at Ramsey Station.
Crossing the Mississippi River in Little Falls, MN.
The Grove Job switches off the main across from Northtown Yard with a rebuilt GP35 as they pass under CP H42 on their Withrow Sub.
After a plethora of problems from changing leaders, to a dead FRED, to a stubborn headlight, the DILNTW holds its own through central Minnesota. Just west of Wadena, they fly past a westbound stac... (more)
Priority stacks meet mixed freight from Northtown on the straightaway between the Hawley wooden bridges. The orange Subaru did not let me down when I switched bridges with just 30 seconds to spare... (more)
The sun has been up for just a few minutes, but it has already managed to light the rails aglow in the small town of Audubon as a fast moving priority intermodal train flies west.
America's train cruises through the bright golden Minnesota prairie as it tries to make up time lost the day before in Washington state.
Even though Detroit Lakes is a station stop, the diesel engines have barely enough time to wind down. Almost as fast as they arrived, they're seen here leaving town, along US highway 10.
For the Empire Builder, 2017 is going out like a lion. After an engine failure prompted the addition of a BNSF SD70MAC, cold weather hampered things even further. At just over 7 hours south of on-... (more)
A trio of former Burlington Northern SD40-2's lead the daily Grand Forks, ND to Northtown, MN mixed freight past Coon Creek in Coon Rapids, MN.
NTWGFD EMD's Isn't it funny how a seemingly random collection of letters can mean absolutely nothing to most people, but to Minnesota railfans, the letters "NTWGFD EMD's" would be... (more)