Helpers in the Twin Cities? UP helper HSSRP 05 with a recently re-activated SD60M/SD60 combo, shove petroleum coke train ORPIK 04 out of the Mississippi River onto the UP Adams Line. The helpers... (more)
A two hour late #8 Empire Builder drops down Shortline Hill and will shortly make it's Twin Cities stop at St Paul Union Depot.
It may look like a race, but it's really the turtle vs. the sloth. Both Upper River Services LLC's Itasca and Union Pacific's YSP80 03 are making less than 10 mph through Dayton's Bluff.
A Blue Island, IL/IHB to Minot, ND auto rack train rolls past the 'cutoff' at Union Junction.
Looking pretty close to when it was delivered to the GB&W in 1965, 313 has kept the same number and had only two owners during it's 53 year life. 313 has been frequenting the Hugo Job, which was ... (more)
The Hiawatha Job crosses the Mississippi on the old Milwaukee RR high bridge to service flour mills on the south side of town and passing behind Prince's childhood home, dubbed the "Purple Ra... (more)
Unfortunately, someone in La Crosse decided to add a pair of NS units on top of the GP28 & Warbonnnet C44-9W, but the scenery makes up for the mediocre locomotives. This is the La Crosse-Northtow... (more)
UP YSPMP 03 returns from East Minneapolis Yard to South St Paul Yard. It was nice to catch a trio of standard cabs on Dayton's Bluff.
A huge St Paul, MN to Alyth, AB train 197 pulls out of Pigs Eye to double up their train. Weighing in at 27/206 cars, 10049 tons & 13422’; it is little wonder they couldn't get communication with... (more)
Old Burlington Northern station signs are great.
The old Rock Island Spine Line is relatively busy, but you don't see a lot of photos. Here a South St Paul to Des Moines manifest passes an old CRI&P concrete signal box.
Once a common site, NS is now one of the few railroads to continue using camp car trains to house MOW gangs. Intermodal train 216 passes on a quiet Sunday evening.
It's strange to return to a location you haven't been to in over a decade. The last time I remember photographing at this cemetery was a quartet of B32-8s leading an intermodal.
Yard Job Y13211 brings Charlotte-Nashville train Q580 from Hulsey Yard to Tilford Yard where it will get a fresh W&A Sub crew for the trip to Chattanooga.
Local residents pay no attention to the Sandersville Railroad street running through the middle of town.