After a 15 minute climb from the road below, three MN railfans found the spot of the trip. Here, a loaded BNSF train passes while an empty UP train crests the hill in the top center of the photo. ... (more)
UP coal empties cruise up the grade near the Little Black Thunder loader as another loaded UP train disappears under the highway overpass in the top right corner of the picture.
Northbound Union Pacific empties meet a southbound BNSF load in the wide open prairie near the Coal Creek Mine in Wyoming.
Southbound Union Pacific coal loads pull by a BNSF GE pushing hard on a loaded train heading north. The loader in the background is located at the Coal Creek Mine.
It was a very nice treat to find a pair of warbonnets heading west through the prairie grass with this rerouted priority intermodal train for the west coast. The engineer had just throttled up af... (more)
With heavy track work on BNSF's Staples Sub through central MN, two of the hottest trains from Chicago to the west coast have been passing through Morris to avoid the congestion. Tonight, luck wa... (more)
With weather.com forecasting cloudy skies and rain, I was happy to grab this empty grain train in bright sun to start off my Memorial Day weekend.
Coal loads for Superior, WI cautiously pass by some very high water near the small town of Medina, ND.
Behind a pair of GEs, this loaded vehicle train slowly passes over one of the many causeways west of Jamestown. This train detoured on a different route in Montana hence the trip east on this mai... (more)
The daily Z train from Cicero Yard in Chicago is close on the tail of the local as it heads west out of Spiritwood.
A westbound manifest heads under the Luce Line Regional Trail as it meets an eastbound coal load at the west end of Wayzata.
Sometimes all the right things come together at the right time... This eastbound grain train just happened to pass by this signal as the sun started to dip below the tree line.
Shortly after leaving Glenwood, this quartet of EMDs are working their way up to 60 mph with a very long manifest. As you might imagine, the sound of these units was just fantastic!
The highest priority train on the Elbow Lake sub cruises out of Barrett on a brisk spring morning. This is one of my favorite spots early in the morning and it didn't disappoint today!
This trio of GEs has been struggling to keep their heavy grain train at track speed since they left Willmar. The clouds and fog have moved away as they make their way through the big S curve near ... (more)