Two CN Dash 8's lead a hopper towards the BNSF in Duluth.
WN's sand loads are nearing Norma where they'll hand the train over to UP. These unit sand trains are new business for the short line who seems to be doing pretty well.
Perhaps just another UP unit train, but not if you consider the location. Wisconsin Northern has started loading frac sand in New Auburn from a pit in Arland, WI and using UP run through power. ... (more)
The Robert Street Lift Bridge isn't a spot you'd typically see BN green. However, with the majority of the ex. BN SD40-2's returned to leasor some are now working on the power hungry CP. Two, le... (more)
Other then the number change, it's hard to tell these aren't still BN units. Two SD60M exit the tunnel at Westminster in St. Paul with a transfer from BNSF Northtown Yard to CP's Pigseye Yard.
DME's Jordan Spreader comes through a cloud of snow after clearing a drift near Wells, MN.
After waiting for three UP trains, the plow extra continues west passing the tower at Albert Lea.
On weekends Northstar likes to use two units as protection against one failing in route. Here the second of three trains for the day clears the wye at Van Buren Street where MILW 261 is stored.
The engineer of the northbound gives a friendly wave to the passing southbound at Farmington.
With temps in the single digits, my lungs were burning when I got to the top of the hill just in time to shoot this mixed freight headed west on the River Sub. Well worth the hike.
CP 498 crosses the former Milwaukee Road Lift Bridge across the Mississippi River in Hastings.
One of the units used in the movie "Unstoppable" leads train 330 through Minnesota City. Of the four used in the movie, two have had their plows repainted black by CP.
AMTK 8 skirts the Mississippi River passing from town to town. The last one they went through was Lake City seen the top right corner.
DMIR 215 leads limestone empties south through Iron Junction back to Proctor.