After passing an eastbound Z-train (visible on Main 2), BNSF 8103 and its crazy number boards leads coal empties west onto the sweeping curve in Hawley, MN.
Empty coal breezes down grade and into Hawley behind a luminous SD75I. That red and silver looks great when contrasted with the post-winter landscape of western Minnesota. Learn more at more)
In a scene that is played out time after time on the busy Staples Sub in Western Minnesota, a BNSF coal empty rolls west as the pipeline of coal continues to flow east. The second and third units... (more)
A ballast train heading to the flooded SE Minnesota rolls through the big cut with a nice Green Giant on the point near Hawley. M... (more)
As summer wraps up for 2007, I ventured out for some railroad action on the BNSF Staples Sub. Seen here is a Midwest Energy Coal train with a nice looking leader as they make an appearance throug... (more)
The high-priority Pasco - Northtown manifest runs east behind a colorful mix of power. It won't be too much longer before Jack Frost and Old Man Winter have deep snow drifts coming off the north ... (more)
The DilWad (Wadena Local) contiues eastbound with a friendly wave after adding one more car onto it's train in Hawley. This Local will have a busy day all along the Staples Sub in both directions... (more)
Grain empties westbound entering Hawley. Note Chris from C. Visions Productions in the upper right grabbing some video for an upcoming project!
Eastbound stacks in the trench and under one of the old wooden bridges just east of Hawley. Not long after this train passed, C. Vision Productions arrived and got to catch some of the action on ... (more)
Two Pumpkins have this vehicle train hitting the trenches east of Hawley, the third in a parade of westbounds late this afternoon.
Usually due in Grand Forks in the mid-morning timeframe, this daily manifest is running several hours late today as it coasts downhill in western Minnesota behind a mixed bag of power.
After holding at the crossover on Main 1 for almost an hour to wait for three eastbounds to clear, one of which was also on Main 1, this empty coal train accelerates down the hill. Note the third... (more)
A westbound vehicle train cuts through the countryside just east of Hawley on a hot and humid afternoon that saw traffic traversing this section of the Staples Sub at slower than normal speeds.