Minnesota Commercial 50 waits in the clear at the Bluff Yard as a BNSF stack train gets underway.
Three Minnesota Commercial six-axle units exit the BNSF tunnel near Seventh Street with the weekly sand train bound for BNSF's Dayton's Bluff Yard.
MNNR's weekly sand train for the BNSF passes Jackson Street in St Paul on the way to Dayton's Bluff, where the train will be interchanged and forwarded to Texas.
For the Minnesota Commercial, this variety of pretty rare power is typical, not to mention looks good in the morning sunlight. The rail in the foreground is jointly utilized by the Canadian Pacif... (more)
Five units bring 14000 tons down the hill at Westminster during light rain. The past sand trains typically used four units but today's had MNNR 71 third out making it five.
Four old GE's from the Minnesota Commercial Railroad thunder through the BNSF intermodal yard at Midway with a 90 car sand train for interchange with the BNSF in St. Paul where it will in turn hea... (more)
About once a week, the Minnesota Commercial will use trackage rights on the UP Altoona Sub to head to Bayport and switch Anderson Windows.
Three different locomotive models, including a rare SF30C, slumber through the night on the storage tracks behind the Minnesota Commercial's roundhouse at Merriam Park. Such diversity is what make... (more)
The bright lights of Minnesota Commercial's roundhouse illuminate MNNR 50 which will not sit quietly for long. It will soon be started and assigned to Job 88, the Northtown Transfer. Taken with ... (more)
This ex-Santa Fe beast is still seeing regular service with the Minnesota Commercial shortline.
Two large Minnesota Commercial locomotives sit outside the railroad's shops in St. Paul.
MNNR 50 and M420 35 sit out the morning at the roundhouse.
Former Santa Fe SF30C No. 9501 - now Minnesota Commercial No. 50 - teams up with an M-630 switching cars at Midway.