The Hoffman Avenue Transfer to Humbolt heads west with the Minneapolis skyline in the background.
With Main 2 on the St. Paul Sub closed, the dispatchers had to get creative to move the traffic. Here, a BNSF Z-train takes the Minnesota Commercial from Park Junction to St. Anthony where they'l... (more)
UP's St. Paul-East Minneapolis transfer heads back to South St. Paul with four high wides in tow.
MNNR 42 is in the middle of the hill, but the few cars they're carrying are no problem as they slow down for the construction workers just ahead at Hennepin Avenue.
Job 19 heads north near Park Junction with cars for Hugo.
Once a week, the Minnesota Commercial will send a job out to Bayport to switch the local industry. Job 15 is seen here heading east as a BNSF Z-train pulls up to the light.
The 318 is doing its best to block the sun from me on a perfect cloudless morning. Job 52 is seen here working industry just north of Park Junction.
The 318 is shoving hard as they push 16 cars up the hill. The conductor is a huge Alco fan and added the flags to spiff up an already classy unit.
Job 20 is on its way back from the grain mills along Hiawatha Avenue seen here crossing I-94. Downtown Minneapolis can be seen in the upper right hand corner.
Three SD40-2's lead 74 cars to the CP. This is about the only train you'll see leave Northtown with BNSF SD40-2's on it.
Number 8 makes its way past downtown Saint Paul running about three to four hours late; most likely due to engine problems.
SP 4449 has just left the yard pulling east past a golf course near Grandad's Bluff.
People gather to get a look at SP 4449 before it departs.
CP 198 hits the diamond at Park Junction behind three units. Normally only two are required however the second unit sounded like it wasn't running as they went by.
As usual, SP 4449 draws a crowd. This time they're pulling into the shop at Harrison Street where it'll spend the next few days getting ready for the rest of the trip to Michigan.