The Marshall local heads north into Willmar late in the morning.
A pair of KCSM gevos sandwich a CP AC44 on 577, sweeping around the curve in Brooten.
On the other side of the train, Milwaukee Road E unit #32A pulls the train back to Bongards for a lunch stop. Although the scheme is fictional, this definitely looks like a scene straight out of w... (more)
261's crew prepares to layover for the night for the next day's excursions, while us foamers were busy photographing the locomotive.
The daily MRL bound manifest heads west through Howard Lake with a trio of swoosh painted units, all a different locomotive model. Leading is a dash 9, somewhat uncommon in that scheme, along with... (more)
After going in the siding in Loretto for 198, this train had the all clear to Glenwood once it got rolling. Here the train heads through the S curve at Maple Lake, with locomotives from both Pacif... (more)
The train heads west to Glencoe past some old rural structures, which probably have seen locomotives such as 261 back in the day.
The 2nd of 2 runbys at Bongards, it was perfect weather for a day of steam.
During a lunch stop at Bongards, 261 did a couple photo runbys before heading back east to the cities. This was the first of 2 runbys, and man did it put on a show.
261 heads into Chanhassen to pick up passengers for the trip west to Glencoe.
On a bright fall morning, 261 heads west with the excursion train to Glencoe past the iconic farm in Augusta. This was probably the most photographed farm in the state this weekend.
The Glenwood to Humboldt wayfreight heads east over the trestle in Rockford. The train was slowing down to work an industry hidden to the right.
The daily manifest out of Northtown bound for the MRL in Laurel, MT heads west through downtown Wayzata past the shore of Lake Minnetonka on a beautiful first day of fall.
The NTWLIN manifest heads south out of Granite Falls, passing some horses. The river valley looks quite stunning from this vantage point.
The daily NTWLIN manifest heads south into Raymond on the Marshall Sub with a 5 pack of GEVOs, including a 25th anniversary unit 4th out.