Service Island: UP's Winona operation is interesting because they only own about a mile of track in this area, making it an island from the rest of their system. All their car are either de... (more)
Soo Line on Wall St: After delivering cars to Bay State Milling, G77 runs light back up Wall St, though the neighborhood on the south side of Winona. Next, they will head to the old CK sidi... (more)
Shoving Hard: G77 shoves hard on 30 or so grain loads for Bay State Milling, traction motor blowers kicking up dust along Front St. Residential on one side, industrial on the other, Front S... (more)
Wall Street: Street running operations are always interesting, even more so when they're in a residential area, and not industrial. Winona, MN is one of the more overlooked operations in th... (more)
Oh, The Things We Take For Granted: Ever find yourself missing the simple things from years ago? I particularly miss big lash ups of yard goats on the TRRA. It's really something to hear 4 ... (more)
Oh, The Things We Take For Granted: Ever find yourself missing the simple things from years ago? Such is the case here, with a matched pair of "Death Star" geeps on a local, high-... (more)
Twilight: Just about a week before A&M took delivery of its SD70ACe's, big ALCo lash up's were still the norm. Just after sunset a C424 and six C420's are readied at the shops area for a tr... (more)
The SOO Duo: After a night of severe weather, the two SOO GP38's stand ready to depart with H20 at Oakland. Lighting is being provided by a very late 199, coming in for a crew change. Taken... (more)
Red, White, and SOO: On a beautiful Fourth of July morning, SOO 4410 and sister SOO 4411 highball Winona already short on time. Getting two SOO units on a train is becoming super rare. It l... (more)
Red, White, and SOO: The SOO Duo pulls into the DME connection at Goodview to make a pickup and setout on the "Carlson Pass." It was a nice morning, but I think the crew would hav... (more)
Red, White, and SOO: Short on time, and work to do in Winona, H20 screams East along US HWY 61. No rest for the weary on July 4th! Taken while off duty, wearing full PPE.
Red, White, and SOO: After waiting for the track block to be lifted, the crew wastes no time getting the train moving towards Winona. No rest for the weary on July 4th! Taken while off duty... (more)
Get 'Em While You Can!: With CP beginning to rebuild and repaint many of the older units again, the original SOO units may disappear quickly. H20 has been running with a matched pair of red... (more)
Back Again:After making a round trip on the river wayfreight, SOO 6053 makes a quick stop at the service island. After being serviced, she'll go right back out on H20. Taken while off duty,... (more)
Colorful Visitor:After handing off the train to a TCWR crew at St. Paul, this empty ethanol train heads west to be loaded somewhere on TCWR property. Taken while off duty, wearing full PPE.