All-Rain Taconite train is leaving the BNSF Lakes sub with a fresh crew and heading towards the Twin Cities on the BNSF Hinckley Subdivision.
Amtrak 156 fills in for the MILW 261 which is currently getting rebuilt. The train looked sharp with a solid set of Milwaukee cars.
BNSF 1943 followed by BNSF 6821 and CN 2403 pull a southbound along the BNSF Hinckley Sub.
An empty ore train passes over the Kettle River in Sandstone, MN on their way to Superior.
Coal loads soar across the Kettle River valley as the sun comes over the ridge on a glorious fall morning.
BNSF 1943 followed by BNSF 6821 and CN 2403 pull a southbound over the Snake River along the BNSF Hinckley Sub.
The first of a 3 train parade heads south through Andover, Mn. Three in a row is a pretty rare occurrence on this line, so when the dispatcher told a northbound train they were meeting three sout... (more)
Todays Superior Northtown has a BN flavor to it. With the exception of the second unit, the consist is all ex-BN. Elevation was courtesy of a snow bank whose days are limited.
A nice looking trio of GEs keeps this empty all-rail ore train moving through a blizzard the day before Christmas.
CP 8740 leads northbound freight on the BNSF Hinckley Sub between the Twin Cities and the Twin Ports.
Spring has not yet sprung in this area where both track and telephone poles stretch to the horizon. Thank goodness for BN green and a few pine trees, I can hardly wait for winter to get over.
Usually their rolling through here at track speed of 50mph, but this one had to wait because of MOW work just ahead.
Ahhh I'll take a sack of coal, a small bag of rutabagas and a ticket on the next southbound.