Back in the Milwaukee Road days, Montevideo was a crew change point between the Twin Cities and Aberdeen.
The section was purchased by a new railroad in the early 90's, the Twin Cities & Wester... (more)
When Milwaukee road was in its heyday, their double track main though the western Minnesota prairies did encounter several river valleys on its way west. One such spot, known as Watson Sag still e... (more)
In the 30 minutes that the West End job went to Appleton light power, picked up 25 loads of grain, and left town, the county plow made several passes at the crossing and built up a nice plow ridge... (more)
A story to remember when I have bad luck along the tracks: once upon a December morning, I decided to drive to Montevideo, MN to meet up with my friend Jeremiah and see the Twin Cities & Western's... (more)
Adam Farence Photo
A four pack of TC&W power leads the St. Paul turned back to Hopkins.
The Twin Cities & Western makes a rare visit to the western end of the Minnesota Prairie Line to retrieve some sand cars from storage. The train is seen passing the restored Minneapolis & St Louis... (more)
A TCW road freight holds heads east under Raymond Ave.
A westbound TCW road freight passes the depot in Hopkins.
Twin Cities weekday interchange to CP St Paul (Pig's Eye) Yard is travelling down the mainline east of the massive expanse to back in.
A trio of TCW GP38-2's find the sun as they wait to head west out of Minneapolis.
The Twin Cities & Western heads west down home rails in Hopkins, which is home to a nicely maintained depot.
The eastbound TC&W road freight heads through Minneapolis behind four various geeps.
The morning TCW St. Paul turn out of Hopkins slips under the east absolute signals at Rollins Avenue. The former Bungee grain elevator is finally being repurposed to apartments instead of continu... (more)