After switching out Minn-Dak Farmers Coop just over the border, a perfect set of SW1200 switchers return to Breckenridge with 48 cars.
The Appleton sub goes every different direction between Bristol and Andover which makes for all kinds of great spots to catch trains going either direction, including this local for Aberdeen.
After braving the nasty weather between Glenwood and Hoffman, 295 is back on the move west as they approach Wendell. I could have watched these clouds all night.
As is the norm with this new local between Aberdeen and Willmar, it's an all EMD consist and the best one is in the lead tonight.
It's an hour after sunrise and all is quiet on the Little Elk River as the Empire Builder flies east for its next stop in St Cloud.
Sometimes you just have to jump in the river for that perfect shot... After waiting for a couple hours, the whistle of Norfolk Southern 1068, the one of a kind Erie heritage unit, broke the silenc... (more)
Slow orders are once again keeping the Empire Builder behind schedule most days through Minnesota which leads to some nice morning light on America's train.
One of two remaining Chicago North Western GEs is in command of a loaded vehicle train for Portland, OR as it glides through Lake Park.
Oil empties head for the fields behind a nice mix of GE power.
It was a nice treat to see the perfectly uniform bottom dump coal hoppers on this eastbound snaking through Sully Springs.
Boy did I feel lucky walking back to the car after nabbing this coal empty near Cleveland, ND.
A matched set of GECX tier 4 GEVOs cruise east on the Morris Sub with a priority manifest train from the west coast.
After a few days of near 60 degree temperatures, a thawed Pomme de Terre River helps catch a reflection of a passing eastbound freight at sunset.
With the trailing DPU now clear of Glenwood east, engineer Justice adds full throttle as 198 enters 60mph track east of Glenwood.
A mile and a half of double stack traffic from the west coast slides through the S curve on the east side of Lowry.