MNNR power resting at St. Paul on a sunny Monday morning. Taken on railroad property with permission and proper forms filled out.
MNNR 58 and 84 switch cars at Midway, seen from the Amtrak platform. Units are former LMX 8581, and 8543.
The one and only. The only remaining SF30B stands in rare company, trailing it is a C-424 and M-636.
A sweet collection of power, including a the only remaining SF30B, SF30C and B23-7, sits out in the cold February sun. These units are only the tip of the iceberg as par as power for the MNNR goe... (more)
Running "hammerhead" back to Midway, MNNR 48 (ex-BN 5486, SLSF 864) briefly works the CN interchange at New Brighton.
WC 7515 leads a WC SD40-3 out of the yard after making a pick up. At the time, I didn't know that half of the SD45s were down in Homewood, and that this would be one of the last times I would see ... (more)
This train is waiting for clearence out of the MNNR yard while a BNSF stack train rolls into the Midway yard far background.
Waiting for its next assignment.
A pair of RS-27s are smoking it up for a handful of railfans in this rare lash-up.
What was once a common sight, now long gone are the Alcos on New Brighton bound trains, now returns with a pair of them for the WC corn extra. 313 is Ex GBW, still retains the same number (and num... (more)
With only 3,000 HP, and 3,200 ton, Corey wont be making the fastest time through the country sides of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Rare power for the transfer today. IC 1019 pulls some cars out of 3 track while the IC 6254 waits for a crew to take an extra to Stanley.
Ed Patten, after hiring on at the CB&Q in 66',going to the Rock Island till shutdown,the CNW,the WC, and the CN, now finds himself at his last time at the throttle.
The old soldier rolls on. A friend once told me that "these are the good ole' days", and if you keep thinking that, good things will happen. He was definately right...
WC 6005 of Algoma Central heritage is one of the rare group of WC 6 axles that will see more life on the CN system. The SD45s definately have had there day, sadly.