After bringing a cut of cars down to the UP's Belt Yard, the TCW proceeds to drag a set of UP locomotives out with it, and back to their yard on a hazy winter afternoon.
After some work in Milbank, the Twin Cities & Western heads back east over the Whetstone River for home rails with 39 loaded grain hoppers.
The TCW's train to the Twin Cities has finished their work and is headed home, rolling through Stadium on a fine March afternoon.
A little CAT pulls her train onto the TCW main at Norwood.
Chugging along the frigid expanses of rural Minnesota, a little CAT powered Geep handles two reefers, a coil car, and a healthy string of ethanol along the Minnesota Prairie Line.
TCW 2300 east heads towards its namesake Twin Cities on a fine late spring morning. The TCW route is the former Milwaukee Road mainline to the west of Minneapolis.
Rock loads from LG Everist glide over BNSF trackage on their way back to home rails at Appleton, MN
Rock loads from LG Everist glide past the Milwaukee Road depot at Montevideo.
A pair of CAT powered rebuilds owned by sister railroads are in charge of rock loads from LG Everist in Ortonville, Minnesota. After using trackage rights on the BNSF, they are back on home rails... (more)
A trio of RRV&W and a single TC&W unit complete a pick-up from the Union Pacific and the Canadian Pacific and their respective yards near downtown St. Paul and call the dispatcher to head back wes... (more)
TCW's "SY Turn" rolls down the hill and through the Westminister Tunnel on BNSF's Saint Paul Subdivision.
TC&W's transfer job enters the Commercial yard on their way to St. Paul.
A pair of former Kennecott Copper high-cab GP39-2s (note the high clearance fuel tanks) race through downtown Minneapolis on their way to Canadian Pacific's St. Paul Yard.
A lone GP20 Cat rebuild gathers some coal empties from the Ruebel sugarbeet plant in Renville, MN. Today, they'll make it as far as Montevideo, from there, they'll be handed off to the BNSF at Ap... (more)
On what once was Milwaukee Road's Pacific Extension, TCW 3516 clanks along with the daily Milbank Turn. Normally a 5 day a week operation, peak traffic demands runs on Saturday, as seen here.