TC&W 2004 leads a freight westbound outside Olivia, MN, on a surprisingly warm November afternoon.
TCWR 2300 has spent most of its career in the Twin Cities, working between Hopkins and St. Paul. That is why i found it odd that it has made its way back out to the far western reaches of the Twin... (more)
When i found them this morning, the crew of the TCWR 2004 was busy assembling a string of coal empties. By the time they reached their destination for the day, Montevideo, MN, they had a full len... (more)
Its back to work as usual for these guys. The day after Christmas finds a lone GP20C rounding up coal empties for the BNSF to take back to the mines. The coal is used at the sugar beet plant nea... (more)
4302 TC&W heads down the MN&S with 16 loads of fertilizer. To the right is the New Hope Ice Arena made famous 20 years ago by the 1992 movie "The Mighty Ducks".
At 32nd Ave North and Pennsylvania Ave in Crystal, 4302 and 16 loads slowly makes it way down the MN&S.
Where the CPR MN&S Spur at MP 12 crosses the UP Golden Valley Industrial Lead at MP 4.4.
The Twin Cities & Western St. Paul turn rolls past Target Field, the Northstar Commuter Terminus and the Ford Center on BNSF's Wayata Subdivision with 87/3 cars and 10,000 tons on the drawbar.
The Twin Cities & Western St. Paul Turn heads down SOO #2 into Pigs Eye Yard while BNSF Z CHCPTL8 07 passes on Main #1.
A trio of maroon and gold from the Twin Cities and Western wait for a signal to proceed through the Minnesota Commercial yard on the way to the CP Pig's Eye yard and the UP yard in St. Paul.
A TC&W transfer to both the UP and CP Railways sneaks under the St. Paul skyline and above a temporarily quiet road as they travel along the Mississippi River to their destinations.
A CAT powered transfer from the TC&W inches along the Merriam Park Sub passing the Minnesota Commercial yard and offices on their way to CP Rail's Pigs Eye yard.
A CAT powered transfer from the TC&W inches along the Merriam Park Sub. under the St. Paul skyline but above the vehicle traffic on Warner Road as they head to CPR Pigs Eye Yard.
TCW GP30C No. 4300 (ex-Soo Line; repowered with a Caterpillar diesel) shoves a cut of cars into the Union Pacific's yard at Western Avenue before heading into Canadian Pacific's St. Paul Yard.
TCW transfer passes by Target Field.