With a 9-unit consist that should appeal to any EMD fan, a westbound empty coal train from Superior, WI heads through western Minnesota. Models represented here include 2 SD60Ms, 2 SD60s, 2 SD40-2... (more)
A rather rare breed of GE (on the BNSF) brings a Z-train west through a barren countryside standing ready for winter and snow to arrive.
The westbound CSX-Pasco, WA merchandise train crosses over to main 2 in Hawley to let a Z-train behind it on main 1 pass by. Notice that this is technically a "CSY" locomotive.
Westbound coal empties run the trench east of Hawley and under an old country bridge late in the day.
Coal empties from Xcel Energy's coal plant in Becker, MN make good time heading west for the coal mines.
I don't recall seeing a plow as green as this one is on BNSF 4340, leading a manifest westbound late in the day on Main 2.
Pre-Swoosh GEVO brings an intermodal train around the bend toward Hawley for a run down into the Red River Valley.
Running wrong main, a short local with a tattered GP39-2 returns west toward the Dilworth Yard.
Due to some MoW work in the area, westbounds were running opposite main toward Dilworth. Here a stack train cuts across the MN countryside.
Regardless of what else I see when I'm out, I consider it a good day when I see a dual-window SD60M leading a train. It's an added bonus when it's as clean as this one leading westbound coal empt... (more)
J.B. Hunt trailers roll westbound through the Minnesota countryside, which is looking more and more Spring-like every day!
Empty coal westbound with a super-clean SD60M leading the way. Learn more at Grand Forks Railfanning.
Fast-moving manifest rounds the curves westbound in western MN and prepares to hit the Stockwood Fill for a descent into the Red River Valley.
Two Pumpkin I SD40-2s haul this grain train toward Hawley, leading a parade of 4 westbounds in a 40 minute period...
Pumpkin I paint leads a long manifest westbound in late afternoon light. Thanks to MN Chris and Mitch W., fellow members of the Northern Plains XT Gang, for inspiring this shot!