CP 8889 leads a Grain Train Eastbound through Newport. CP likes to run these 1x1 with another unit in the middle of the train.
Race of the Lucky 7's! Both trains are moving as Soo Line 737 and BN 7077 drag race each other thru Newport, MN in November of 1988.
Shoving back into Pigs Eye with the conductor on the point of caboose #94.
A Heritage 2 SD60M brings up the markers of a westbound work train as it heads back to Daytons Bluff Yard.
An eastbound Northtown Yard, MN, to Belt Clearing Yard, IL, manifest train has just begun its trek from Minneapolis to Chicago. Here the train passes the Gerdau Ameristeel plant on the outskirts o... (more)
One of two switch engines that work at the Peavey Red Rock Elevator near St. Paul, MN. Must not be a frequent visitor to daylight as finding any info on it proved elusive.
A unit train of oil cans heads east on a nice Friday afternoon.
A pair of switchers working at the Peavey Red Rock Elevator near St. Paul, MN who specialize in services like fertilizer, feed, seed, coal, phosphate, storage.
Everything looks to be staged and ready to go for the next shift but today all is quiet on this early Sunday morning at Gerdau Ameristeel, formerly Newport Steel, where they recycle construction d... (more)
The Empire Builder hauls out of the Twin Cites eastbound through the Red Rock signals in Newport with the full high season consist and the Amtrak Exhibit Train. Next stop is Red Wing in ab... (more)
A BNSF unit grain train heads eastbound over the Canadian Pacific River Subdivision at the Red Rock signals.
CP and Soo duo drops off scrap steel to be recycled in this small mill.
As there are no grade crossings in this area, I think someone was having fun when they blew the horn right under me. I only jumped slightly. Very slightly.
DME 6085 and SOO 6053 roll a pair of NS units and train 280 out of the yard and past a pair of idling BNSF GEVOs.
SOO 4438 and SOO 4416 are assigned to local duty near the St. Paul Pig's Eye yard. Today, the crew is assembling a line of tanker cars from a nearby oil refinery. The conductor is tying SOO 4438 t... (more)