A Twin Cities & Western freight chugs its way under an old rural overpass, on its way through Granite Falls.
A mixed train of rock, grain, and sand fly by me at a blistering 5 mph. They're just a few miles out of Granite Falls, and the end of my Saturday morning chase.
The quiet small town of Milan, MN is disturbed by the roar of a couple Cat powered geeps. They are now up to 25mph as they glide past the elevator and past some parked grain cars.
Thinking I'd find nothing on a Saturday along the Twin Cities & Western, i was surprised with not only a TC&W train, but also an empty BNSF coal train. Here, a couple Cat powered geeps pull their... (more)
The TC&W and their CAT Diesel Power swing in front of the Minnesota Commercial headquarters and hit the throttle on the way to interchange with the CP at Pig's Eye Yard in St. Paul.
TCWR's Saint Paul turn is finished interchanging with CP and UP and charges up Short Line Hill on its way back to Hopkins.
TCWR GP38-2 #2300 leads a transfer to the Minnesota Commercial as it passes by Target Field along the Wayzata Sub.
TWCR 1503 sits on the west side of Glencoe near the Independent Elevator Co. with an ex-DMIR Diffco Side-Dump car. This day would turn out to be a pretty chilly day near -20.
The Saint Paul turn is done interchanging with CP, UP, and MNNR. They're seen here crossing the Mississippi River via the BNSF Wayzata Sub. Just up the line they'll enter home rails at Cedar Lak... (more)
The Twin Cities & Western heads down CP from Merriam Park at the Minnesota Commercial to Pigseye Yard to interchange cars with CP. They're seen here at Robert Street where the UP crosses.
I was more than thrilled to catch a train on this line. Here im treated to a short westbound. The train will only make it another mile during daylight. All the industries along the line make li... (more)
Heading up shortline hill, the TC&W leaves St. Paul behind, heading west for Hopkins, MN.
500!!! First off, I'd like to thank everyone here on RP, for helping me out with editing, ideas for new shots, and, sometimes just the motivation to get out and shoot. Secondly, I'd like to... (more)
Taken from hotel window, 16 th floor