The first train after the Christmas snowstorm encountered an iced over crossing just outside the small town of Rockville, MN.
Fresh snow and fast trains creates an interesting effect.
Catching a standard cab GE is getting harder and harder, but I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time this day.
My third encounter with this locomotive (Saint Paul, Saint Cloud and now Randall, MN) has it in charge of an all EMD standard cab lash-up of different models (SD40-2R, SD40-2 and SD60).
Another stack train, 15 minutes behind the previous one, blows through Randall.
This Eastbound with plenty of color on the head-end descends the grade at Union Junction.
Every train that comes in or out of the Saint Cloud yard must pass over this bridge. It gives you a funny feeling to look out the engine window and see only water below you.
It's not to often that you see four SD40-2's on a mainline freight these days.
You can almost smell the paint as this brand new GEVO rushes a Z-train past some quickly fading fall colors.
Yellow is in abundance in this scene as a Georgetown Rail Equipment ballast train heads to the Martin Marietta quarry to be loaded.
A UP transfer snakes through Westminster as a BNSF Z-train takes the Saint Paul Sub.
Sometimes the good stuff is up front...
Two "hockey sticks" are in charge of this hopper train on a clear and cold afternoon.
I'd been trying to get a shot of a train at this location for a couple weeks, but it didn't work until today. Here is an Eastbound passing Midway Stadium(on the left), home of the Saint Paul Saint... (more)
Once I knew where this train was heading, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get another shot here.