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)
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.
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)
The switch crew at the west end of Willmar Yard is hard at work as the sun sets on a chilly but pleasant winter day. It's nice to see an end cab switcher still getting the job done in 2016.
One set of EMD power passes another on the roundhouse lead in Willmar. With the big GEs seemingly everywhere on the BNSF system now, the various local trains that fan out from Willmar make this a... (more)
A pair of GP's rest by the sanding tower in Willmar on a clear but chilly November morning. This was the first Utah Railway locomotive I've ever seen in person. I have no clue what it was doing ... (more)
A rebuilt GP30 wears fresh BNSF paint, but luckily retains its iconic look as it idles in Willmar on a clear fall morning.
With several local jobs fanning out in all directions on most weekdays, Willmar continues to be a haven for older EMDs. A couple of sets of them sit near the sanding tower on a nice fall afternoo... (more)
On the 20th anniversary of the BNSF merger, the BN logo is still on the sanding tower and some Cascade Green locomotives are still beneath it at Willmar, MN.
A good looking ACe brings oil loads past a busy Willmar Yard on the last day of summer 2015.
A pair of GEs brings an eastbound ethanol train into Willmar for a crew change on one of the main tracks as several EMDs sit in the yard on other various assignments. They may not rule the mainlin... (more)
Two tier 4 demonstrators sit on the servicing tracks in Willmar after bringing a train in off of the Morris Sub earlier in the day.
Some nice fluffy snow is falling and there's not a GE in sight at the roundhouse in Willmar.
This GP50 has been hanging around a while and I finally had the chance to get a good roster of it on the roundhouse lead in Willmar.