AMTK 156 substitutes for the MILW 261 which is currently getting overhauled in Minneapolis. The train looked sharp with a solid set of MILW cars behind the locomotive.
The lease power has added a lot of variety and color to the CP, especially on the former DM&E.
With all the lease power, it has become extremely difficult to catch pure DME/ICE power on the former DM&E. Having not spent time alot of time shooting them before CP took over, it was nice to ca... (more)
Five units bring 14000 tons down the hill at Westminster during light rain. The past sand trains typically used four units but today's had MNNR 71 third out making it five.
Part of Railfan Weekend is getting the opportunity to ride in the cab of some of the locomotives. Frank Christopherson has the photo freight well in hand as we make our way north to Marbles. Fra... (more)
DMIR 193 leads a photo freight through the northwoods. This was part of Lake Superior Railroad Museum's Railfan Weekend organized by Steve Glischinski. Great Job by everyone involved.
DMIR 193 leads a photo freight along Lake Superior in Duluth. This was part of Steve Glischinski's Railfan Weekend hosted by the North Shore Scenic Railway. Great Job by all parties.
The Arcola High Bridge sees two trains a day and is rarely photographed due to the times trains roll through. Today the westbound was running late giving time for the sun to swing around enough t... (more)
It's been several years since MNNR has carried a manifest through here. Four units lead a unit sand train through Hoffman to Bluff Yard for interchange to BNSF.
It's been a while since the elder six axle GE's stretched their legs out through here and it was quite impressive.
MNNR 316 is topping the hill as they near Broadway Ave. As of the date of the photo, this is the only Alco on the roster in use. Things can change though as power is rotated.
BNSF has been detouring intermodal traffic on the CP ever since the washout and derailment at Blanding, IL. Ironically, this train would normally go through La Crosse anyways, only on it's own tr... (more)
The last commuter of the day crosses the new bridge at the site of Saturday's washout and derailment in Fridley.