Dashing through the snow, this westbound stack train has just passed under Highway 32 as it makes its way to Dilworth.
Finally... some non-coal action. Brrrrrrrr is all I think of when I look back on this shot. The frostnip was only painful for a few minutes.
SD70ACes were in high numbers along the Staples Sub this day... and it was darn cold too. This DPU pushes on coal loads as wind driven snow flurries around.
BNSF 9203 shoves hard on a coal train out of Dilworth.
I'm getting in the winter spirit going through some of my older pictures... During the horrible 1996-1997 winter, this line was closed a numer of times because these trenches filled in with wind ... (more)
Guaranteed service intermodal train from St. Paul, MN to Tacoma, WA finds the sun after the rain clouds cleared.
The trio of big burners are working hard lifting this loaded grain train out of the Red River Valley as they approach Hawley, Minnesota.
A single Dash 9 screams westward through Hawley with a merchandise freight and passes the switch leading to the elevator track that was once the main line. The line was moved to the current locati... (more)
Just a bit behind a stack train, tonight's Chicago-South Seattle passes a favorite MN photo spot.
These three EMDs are earning their keep struggling out of the Red River Valley in Run 8 at 15 mph. Several more miles of hard pulling lie ahead.
Thankfully this warbonnet has been put out of its misery with a fresh coat of paint. This west bound is exiting a heavy plume of smoke caused by fields being burned north of Hawley.
A coal empty is flying at track speed around the big cut as they head into the Red River Valley. More info at OutstateMinnesota... (more)
One week after this photo was taken, the area would once again be blanketed with over a foot of snow. More info at OutstateMinn... (more)
A hot Z-train works its way downgrade around the curve in Hawley behind a trio of GE's showcasing BNSF's heritage.