A mile and a half of double stack traffic from the west coast slides through the S curve on the east side of Lowry.
The small ND town of Cogswell hides in the distance as a pair of DMVW 45s head for Oakes with the last 20 grain empties from the Canadian Pacific.
After some work in Milbank, the Twin Cities & Western heads back east over the Whetstone River for home rails with 39 loaded grain hoppers.
With 35 cars in tow, a pair of Red River Valley and Western units out of Breckenridge head west on the CP for Hankinson over the frozen Bois De Sioux River.
For the third time this week, Amtrak's Empire Builder detours through Willmar between Fargo and St Paul. A large derailment near Wadena has BNSF shuffling traffic through Minnesota, inclulding th... (more)
It just so happened that today's eastbound builder was the next train behind a 93 car manifest that derailed and blocked both main tracks in central Minnesota. With most of the passengers moved t... (more)
After meeting 497 at Nashua, 602 sweeps around the big Barrett curve with a blast from the past in the lead.
After meeting one at Norcross, coal empties from northern Minnesota cruise into Donnelly on a brisk Thanksgiving morning. The air temperature was -13, but luckily there was no wind.
After waiting in St Paul for over an hour, this eastbound vehicle train from Tacoma, Washington crosses the very cool old lift bridge over the St Croix River between Minnesota and Prescott, Wiscon... (more)
Even though our 9 inches of snow fell well over a week ago, the winds really kicked it up last night. Eastbound crude oil with a trio of Union Pacific GEs was the first train down the main after ... (more)
The engineer of 491 was standing right next to me enjoying the sunset as I snapped some shots of his train holding at Murray.
A priority intermodal train from Chicago casts some long shadows as it heads west along the North Dakota prairie.
With an old cowl unit leading, a long Canadian National manifest is on its knees crawling up Byron Hill south of Fond du Lac.
With two crew members in the cab, America's train flies west out of Reeseville for its next station stop in Columbus.
Close on the tail of Amtrak, 281 is easily making track speed thanks to a very colorful assortment of power leading the way.