The Twin Cities & Western St. Paul Turn arrives at the Minnesota Commercial Yard with a quartet of various unique EMDs including a GP20C leading.
The Ruebel Turn is working on one of the coldest days of 2016 so far, spotting a cut of cars at the sugar beet plant near Renville. The head end power is in sunshine as they pass the power for th... (more)
Thanks to the first "polar vortex" of 2016, fierce winds and a dusting of fresh snow the night before created a few drifts for the westbound Ruebel Turn to negotiate, such as this one be... (more)
A GP20C, a GP30C, and a GP15C haul the Ruebel Turn the last few miles toward the sugar beet plant near Renville on an unseasonably warm December afternoon.
On a beautiful November afternoon, the westbound Ruebel Turn passes the large elevator at Stewart, another small town along the former Milwaukee Road mainline west of Minneapolis.
The sun has set moments ago, but railroading continues as the TC&W's Ruebel Turn pauses to make its crew change at the sugar beet processing facility near Renville. The new crew will finish the w... (more)
The Milwaukee Road Danube depot has been preserved in a park not far from the mainline where it once stood. The Twin Cities & Western is the current owner and operator of the tracks and their Rue... (more)
This curve east of Buffalo Lake is pretty much the scenic highlight of the TC&W through here, but two RRVW locomotives in their older paint scheme look nice pulling the Ruebel Turn westbound on th... (more)
As the sun sets and shadows lengthen, a westbound TC&W train sits waiting for another train to finish some switching by the sugar beet processing plant on the east side of Renville.
CAT-Powered RRVW 2053 is on the point of a Twin Cities & Western transfer passing a Minnesota Commercial's Midway Yard. The train is heading for downtown St. Paul and past Dayton's Bluff.
Much of the year the Twin Cities Western train that heads west from Glencoe each morning starts out in the dark, but long summer hours allow for a rare 6:30 AM sun shot in Glencoe. After digging ... (more)
A trio of CATs prepares to head out of Breckenridge with a turn to Edgeley, ND, and back. Photo taken on railroad property with permission.
With their work in UP's Western Ave yard done, the TCWR heads for Hoffman and the CP.
Three CAT's and a GP39 leaser head through St. Louis Park bound for Hopkins and a crew change.