Rare mileage for the Minnesota Commercial as they utilize trackage rights on the CP Merriam Park Sub headed to Pigseye to set out MNNR 8581 and 318 for wheel work.
The MNNR sand train is seen taking the cut-off between the BNSF Midway Sub and BNSF St. Paul Sub. These trains have typically taken the Midway Sub but were unable to as their was traffic in the w... (more)
Five units bring 14000 tons down the hill at Westminster during light rain. The past sand trains typically used four units but today's had MNNR 71 third out making it five.
Four old GE's from the Minnesota Commercial Railroad thunder through the BNSF intermodal yard at Midway with a 90 car sand train for interchange with the BNSF in St. Paul where it will in turn hea... (more)
It's been several years since MNNR has carried a manifest through here. Four units lead a unit sand train through Hoffman to Bluff Yard for interchange to BNSF.
It's been a while since the elder six axle GE's stretched their legs out through here and it was quite impressive.