A trio of the newest power on BNSF heads west into the setting sun near Hawley. The lead unit is a shiny new ES44C4 on one of its first trips through Minnesota.
Hot on the heels of another Z train, we were treated to a sparkling new ES44C4 leading two more GEVOs on this westbound hotshot. It made a fine sight flying beneath one of the wooden overpasses e... (more)
A westbound Z train glides around the curve at Manitoba Jct, headed for its next crew change in Dilworth Yard.
As a westbound grain train wraps around the curve west of Manitoba Junction, who would think that the first two units would be SD60Ms, much less that the one-of-a-kind greenface would be on the po... (more)
With a thin layer of clouds filtering the last light of the day, ethanol empties head west to be loaded for another trip east. This is one of my favorite spots at this time of year and this unit t... (more)
Sometimes you just have all the luck...like today in Hawley when this westbound stack train came into view just as the eastbound coal load was going the other direction.
At the famed Hawley bridge, a westbound stack train glides by as a load of coal grinds its way uphill. Trains leaving Dilworth Yard have to conquer a long steep climb out of the Red River Valley.
After shooting the train heading into the sun and getting glared by the lead engine so bad it looked horrible, I was walking back to the car reviewing the shot when I looked up and saw this terrif... (more)
A matched set of BNSF veterans cruise west through railfan country in northern Minnesota.
A high priority zippers flies through central Minnesota as the conductor copies a track warrant for the trip east.
Just a bit after sunrise, a loaded unit coke train kicks out a lot of heat as it climbs out of the river valley.
A single Warbonnet leads a baretable train across the verdant Minnesota countryside east of Hawley.
A pair of GEs are working hard eastbound out of the Red River Valley with a manifest train.
After waiting for traffic to clear, a welded rail train heads down main one to begin its day of work.
Coal loads from the powder river basin kick out all kinds of heat as they head east through Hawley.