A quiet Sunday afternoon in Glencoe finds a GP30C basking in the late afternoon sun.
The grade out of the Minnesota River valley between Morton and Franklin is steep enough that with only one unit, the crew is doubling their 25 car train up the hill. Here, the first cut of 13 car... (more)
An eastbound on the wooden trestle over Sulphur Lake just west of Morton has been near the top of my list of shots I'd like to capture. Things finally lined up with a sunny morning, a flexible wo... (more)
A single CAT powered GP30C pulls loads from Delhi over the Minnesota River at Morton. Last week when I caught an eastbound here for the first time I had to sprint from my car with only seconds to... (more)
With infrequent and unpredictable operations on the former Minneapolis & St Louis west of Morton, trains on this line are elusive. After moving to the area last September, I've been patiently wai... (more)
A westbound Twin Cities & Western train finds a hole in the clouds just east of Danube as it rocks and rolls its way along the former Milwaukee Road mainline west of Minneapolis.
On a stormy summer afternoon, the TC&W Glencoe Turn scoots out of town behind one of their CAT repowered geeps, just before the sky opens up on Minneapolis. The TC&W's former MILW main splits from... (more)
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.
TC&W waits its turn to head towards CP Pig Eye Yard.
The TC&W and their CAT diesel power cross the mighty Mississippi River.
TCWR's Saint Paul turn is finished interchanging with CP and UP and charges up Short Line Hill on its way back to Hopkins.
Twin Citiy pair in the roads nice University of Minnesota colors, looking nice in the morning sun.
And now for something... completely diesel. A 1/10th Railroad: Twin Cities & Western RailroadLocomotive: EMD GP30CLocation: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USALocomotive #: TCWR 4300Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: May 10, 2008
Three Maroon and Gold units manuever the once busy CNW yard. We found a lot of ancient remnants around this foot bridge, including a sign indicating that a grade crossing was no longer in service ... (more)
The river, the road and the rail!