After many many delays, the Royal Canadian Pacific heads over the Mississippi River bridge at Camden on the Paynesville Sub. Originally, this train was supposed to leave the twin cities around 11 ... (more)
The excursion train heads back east to Bongards for a lunch stop, with 32A doing the honors. Although maybe not as impressive as 261, this E unit looks amazing, and is a great fit for the passenge... (more)
With many out to see the train, 261 heads into downtown Glencoe, passing the old farmer's elevator.
Milwaukee Road 261 brings the train into Glencoe. Despite the rain, many folks were out to view the locomotive in action. On another note, the Milwaukee Road depot here still stands, which serves ... (more)
A scene once common on this line many years ago, kept alive through the 261 still operating in the modern day. Here the 4-8-4 heads past this old farm, another piece of history still around to thi... (more)
Back for another round of excursions, Milwaukee Road 261 heads west through the farmland in Augusta.
After working Atwater, the east local flies through Grove City on its way to work Howard Lake, where it will turn back west.
Making its way east on the Wayzata Sub, the Willmar East local heads into Litchfield with a geep and SD for power.
Still in it's classic BN paint, 1687 brings the Willmar East Local back west after working industries in Howard Lake and Montrose.
A quad set of RCPE SD40-2s thunder through New Ulm on the tri-weekly Mankato, MN to Aurora, SD manifest. The train was making good time on this day, and would make it to Aurora before dark.
A BN veteran is on point of today's Willmar east local. They just finished work at the ethanol plant, and are about to pick up another set of cars at the Atwater elevator before continuing east to... (more)
The IC sandwich continues south as the sun continues to shine on what was a mostly cloudy day.
An IC sandwich heads southbound in some wild storm light.
The BLE pair heads north out of Alborn at a rural crossing with empties bound for Fairlane.
A pair of BLEs and a CN motor bring this northbound empty through Bear Trap Curve in a light drizzle.