A long TC&W departs Minnesota Commercial's Midway yard for CP yard in St. Paul. The CAT rebuild is followed by three GP39's.
I bet the driver of this SUV had to change their shorts after this close encounter. This view shows the odd body lines left over rebuilding by the Santa Fe.
Minnesota Commercials newest aquistion, former BNSF 4211, is a SF30B. This one of a kind Santa Fe rebuild trundles south on the Commercials mainline between St. Anthony and New Brighton.
Knowing that the C&NW would dissappear after the acquistion by the UP, I started shooting everything that had a "ball and bar" on it. Here a retainer board in the back of a beat up section truck f... (more)
Two former iron ore haulers team up to easily shove 122 empty coal hoppers up the ruling grade of NSSR's Lakefront Line. With the addition of this train, the NSSR has approximately 600 cars in sto... (more)
A trio of GE 80 ton switchers wait out the night near the Dakota Southern's depot in Chamberlain. The DS has quite an eclectic collection of locomotives out in the middle of South Dakota.
What do you do when the kids and wife have gone to bed and you know that trains are on the other side of the river. You go take night shots. DS 512 holds down the main next to the ex-Milwaukee dep... (more)
LSRM Volunteer is masking the reporting marks onto the long hood of the former DSSA RS-1 #101. The fully repainted unit will make its public debut during the LSRM's Railfan Weekend.
Just before sunset, a pair of ACe's lead a coal train east towards Staples.
The Brainerd local cautiously rolls down 1st Avenue SE on some of the last street running in the state of Minnesota. Note the kids in the background looking for the pennies that they had placed on... (more)
A pair of MACs lead an empty coal train out of Midwest Energy on a beautiful June morning. The paint on this model has deteriorated all too quickly, but at least they match.
Ore on the CN - what a concept. The 212, B&LE 903 and DMIR 408 lead 136 loaded ore cars of Minntac pellets towards Dock #6. Minntac recently restarted production after several weeks of no pellets ... (more)
An empty coal train from Portage, WI passes a string of LUGO SD75s on its way back to the coal fields. The Minneapolis skyline forms the background
Sign of the times. Although there are older, obsolete models represented in the deadlines at Northtown, SD75s have been added to the growing list of sidelined units.
The deadlines continue to grow at Northtown with the fairly recent addition of the majority of the BNSF SD75 fleet. Other models represented here are SD60Ms, a GP60B, SD40-2s, and SD45-2s.