BNSF Northtown Yard: Waiting for a light to depart, a Eastbound BNSF manifest has a nice 5 unit lash-up, and now with a new crew, is ready to blast off. In the background is Northtown Yard,... (more)
The St. Paul Tunnels: The BNCP transfer is Popping out of a tunnel that looks more at home in Southern Missouri, Northern Arkansas, or Kentucky, rather than downtown St. Paul, MN. BNCP is b... (more)
While traversing scenic central Minnesota, 261 passes a rural farm, complete with a (albeit faded) red barn. Apparently the horses were startled by the iron horse, because at the time of the photo... (more)
After being turned at Willmar, 261 highballs East, back towards Minneapolis. The first town out of Willmar is tiny Kandiyohi, which features a picturesque midwest co-op grain elevator, unfortunate... (more)
Just outside of Waverly, MILW 261 cruises by on the main at track speed as a fellow railfan enjoys the show from a little closer with a friendly wave to the crew.
After making it's last passenger pick up, Milwaukee 261 highballs Minneapolis, westward on the Fall Colors Special. The train is crossing the bridge that takes the Wayzata Sub across Boom Island i... (more)
After shoving their train in at Dunn, the TC&W runs light power down R5 and will head over to the swamp tracks to get their pick up. The hump has just cleared the lead on R4, and is almost finishe... (more)
On a crisp fall morning, 490 eases across Lyndale Ave at about 5 mph after getting the light at Humboldt East. They've just made their pickup at Humboldt yard, and will take the train down the BN ... (more)
Three BNSF motors lead an endless string of grain hoppers as it snakes through Hoffman Ave, eastbound, on a cool fall morning, the St. Paul skyline in the distance. Harvest season is still in full... (more)
A brand new ET44C4 is on the point of the Empire Builder today, after making a brief station stop in St. Paul, #8 blasts through Hoffman on its way to Chicago. Taken while off duty, wearing full P... (more)
At the end of a long day the crew on this northbound manifest discuss the prospects of the coming evening while waiting to roll by a southbound train just outside of Dupo.
Back when she was relatively new, the MoPac Heritage unit waits for a new crew at Valmeyer on a lower priority intermodal train as the sun sits low in the sky.
On the inaugural run for Terry Respondek's Squaw Creek Southern, Terry himself cracks the throttle on #11 as the train crosses Cypress Creek on the way back to Yankeetown.
With a glorious sunset filling the sky, loaded oil can 562 accelerates east after getting the signal at Blackbird. Taken while off duty, wearing full PPE.
As always, Hoffman Ave. is a mess today. Here a UP train departs the Belt yard, and ties up the entire plant as they cross all the way over from the Belt to BN main 1. BNSF and CP trains are waiti... (more)