A pair of GEs make easy work of the westbound 293 as the approach the Hwy 55 overpass near the small town of Watkins, MN. After a meet at Dickinson, this train had clear sailing to Murray.
All three units, two in front and one pushing, were kicking out that trademark EMD sound as they lug their heavy coal train up the hill out of Crystal Springs, ND.
A trio of GEs are close on the tail of coal loads as they swing through the curves in Lake Park, MN on a hazy morning.
As the light starts to fade, the entire train can be seen just east of Odessa, MN. These guys were really flying over the old jointed rail, which was a lot of fun to watch...and listen to.
After a very quick pick up off the Twin Cities and Western in Appleton, this all UP consist heads west for Aberdeen.
Behind a trio of UP yellow, this empty grain train leaves the small town of Holloway, MN in its wake as it heads for a pick up in Appleton.
With quite the consist out front, this 14 hour late Empire Builder heads south toward its next stop in Fargo, ND. A locomotive derailed in western Montana yesterday which caused the very large del... (more)
This westbound snow plow is making pretty good time on the Watertown Sub as it heads to help a stranded local a few miles ahead in South Dakota.
A pair of GPs push a bright orange Jordan spreader west on the Appleton Sub through some blowing snow. Gusty north winds and a recent snowfall are combining to create a lot of drifts for this plow... (more)
A second eastbound grain empty heads through Morris while the west local switches a few cars in the background. If you look closely, you can also see the local section crew cleaning out the switch... (more)
With Union Pacific yellow in the lead, this empty crude oil train crosses over the frozen Bois De Sioux River as it leaves Minnesota and enters North Dakota.
This merchandise train from Minot, ND is back on the move eastbound after setting out a bad order car in the Staples yard.
I wasn't expecting to find any drifts for this empty grain train to bust through on the Marshall Sub. As luck would have it, a local farmer had just finished clearing out the drifts in his drivewa... (more)
After passing by another eastbound at Kerkhoven, this empty grain train clears the way as it heads for Willmar.
Having spent the last hour busting through a lot of big drifts, this pair of GPs finally cross the MN/SD state line where they will attach on to a stranded Watertown Local.