During the summer months this train typically makes the run from Altoona to the Twin Cities in daylight, but shorter days this time of year make this a nocturnal run. The train is a few minutes o... (more)
A hint of steam rises from the Chippewa River as a trio of SD9043MACs lead the Proviso to South Saint Paul train west just before sunrise.
The Valley Park, MN to Proviso, IL train clacks along the jointed rail of Yukon siding in Eau Claire. The rear DPU of an Altoona, WI to Mason City, IA sand train is barely visible on the main tra... (more)
Fall colors! The leaves are pretty too. The Chicago to Valley Park train sports some unique paint for the Altoona Sub.
The daily South Saint Paul to Proviso freight rolls across the Chippewa River bridge on a cool fall morning.
A UP employee appreciation special crosses bridge crosses the Madison Street bridge in Eau Claire. The train ran from the Yard in Altoona to Chippewa Falls and back.
The daily MVPPR starts to make track speed after its work at Altoona Yard.
About once a week, the Minnesota Commercial will use trackage rights on the UP Altoona Sub to head to Bayport and switch Anderson Windows.
The Altoona Sub has always been good for extras as they don't run a lot of mainline trains. Windmill towers are seen headed down the hill into the St Croix River valley near Hudson, WI.
It's just after sunset and the east end of Rodell is all green for MBUVP only minutes from passing through.
MBUVP heads through the small town of Elk Mound elephant style. They'll go into the hole at Ajax behind LTS61 to meet detouring MCBPR.
UP 1995 rests along with CNW 8701 on one of the roundhouse leads after being on display for the C&NW Historical Society convention.
MVPPR negotiates an S-curve through Eau Claire after meeting ZCHEM at Yukon Jct.
Three degrees at the local bank, felt rather nice compared to some of the days we've had this winter.
Late running mainly due to broken rails, Engineer Doney is doing his best to keep the train on schedule. The crew was good until 20:30 and was expecting to get into East Minneapolis around 20:15..... (more)