The second of five afternoon Northstar commuter trains races towards its final station stop of Big Lake.
The 5:30 Northstar has departed Target Field Station and crosses the Mississippi, headed towards Big Lake.
A pair of MP36PH-3C's billow smoke as they accelerate departing the station in Elk River on the North Star Rail line.Locomotives:MNRX 504 MP36PH-3CMNRX XXX MP36PH-3C
The second of the afternoon Northstar commuter trains makes track speed at 75MPH.
Afternoon Northstar commuter trains meet at CP 421 between Elk River and Big Lake.
The last commuter of the day crosses the new bridge at the site of Saturday's washout and derailment in Fridley.
I figured with the long summer days it was time to get up early before work and shoot the Northstar commuters. First attempt I got clouded out. 2nd try another train blocked the angle I wanted. ... (more)
The northbound Northstar 5:27pm departure from Target Field station travels through the Van Buren St. station sign & signals past the Northrup King building in northeast Minneapolis.
One of the weekend Northstar trains starts to pick up speed after clearing the signals at Van Buren St., passing the Northrup King Building in the process in northeast Minneapolis.
Metro Transit's Northstar Commuter Rail pauses between trips from Big Lake to Target Field. This particular train on a Saturday featured 504 and 506.
Northstar sports a rare 2 unit consist on today's commuter train as it has just crossed the Elk River.
The Northstar blasts off into the sunset as it approaches Big Lake.
A late afternoon test train rolls west days before the official start of service.
MNRX 505 shoves an eastbound train into downtown Minneapolis over the Mississippi River, as part of Northstar commuter train testing.