The Penn Central heritage unit is holding a long string of crude loads on top of the hill as some Amtrak heritage flies by with the eastbound Empire Builder.
After crossing over at MP 66, America's train flies down main one at Clear Lake past a dead loaded crude oil train on main two.
The spring thaw is in the air as the conductor of an eastbound rail train gives me a friendly wave near Alexandria. Always great to see something other than red leading a train on the Canadian Pa... (more)
The crew of this westbound stack train stares the winter sun down as they fly through some fresh snow near Hawley.
A long string of grain empties for the new elevator in Graceville pass over Muddy Creek on the east side of Alberta. I don't know when this bridge was built...but it wasn't recently.
As has become the norm, the Empire Builder has crossed over to main 1 out of St Cloud to pass a number of stopped eastbounds on main 2 near Becker.
The Empire Builder is running about 6 hours behind as it flies through central Minnesota behind a BNSF leader. I knew something wasn't right when I heard the whistle in the distance.
After a short staircase climb up an old grain elevator, this absolutely fantastic vantage point of eastbound stacks was my reward. The air temperature was -10, but the wind wasn't too bad up here... (more)
After meeting 198 at Hoffman, a very short 497 sweeps through the curve near Barrett with a pair of GEs in command.
After a bit of an adventurous drive, a spot was finally found to take a shot of this matched set of ACes. As luck would have it, recent heavy rains provided a perfect spot for a full reflection o... (more)
After a quick flip in Willmar and a new crew, crude oil empties for North Dakota cruise out of Clontarf with one unit pulling and two shoving on the rear.
A short manifest heads out of CP's St. Paul yard past hotshot 198 on a perfect Father's Day morning.
Fellow train chaser Bryant Kaden grabs his shot of an eastbound hotshot at it cools its wheels at Murray.
This snowdozer was built in 1950 and will soon plow snow west of Watertown, SD 63 years later. Needless to say, the sunrise on this morning was absolutely fantastic.
A pair of CP's finest head west out of South Haven and over the Clearwater River on a bright March morning.