Running about two hours late at this point, Amtrak Empire builder number 8 is seen pulling into Winona, MN for a quick station stop.
After getting held up in Emerado due to track work and waiting for a warrant around more track work at Buxton, this BNSF oil train is once again on the move. A pair of SD70Macs and a fellow GE st... (more)
Behind a pair of NS units a ratty BNSF GE, a long string of flashy new oil tanks pull through Grand Forks with Bakken crude in tow. The tank cars, which were built approximately a month and a half... (more)
Union Pacific Job 17 shoves back with 2 loaded syrup tanks for Ventura Food Inc at Albert Lea, MN. After making the drop off, they will pick up two empty tanks bound for Archer Daniel Midland in M... (more)
A great looking pair of Blue and Yellow units are in charge of CP 572 as it makes its 5 day a week trek back to Wells MN after doing interchange at Austin MN.
Built in 1903, the Wells railroad museum, which is now just a tourist attraction served as a station and depot for the Milwaukee road for nearly 80 years. The days of passenger trains and the Milw... (more)
In the midst of a heavy band of snow caused by winter storm Draco, a pair of blue and yellows shuffle cars around Wells MN. With inclement weather and a set out at Alden MN, this job, which normal... (more)
A pair of 40s swing past a previously harvested corn field at Alden MN. Although the harvest is long finished, grain continues to flow, supplying the ever increasing demand for ethanol and corn pr... (more)
For some strange reason, one of the few remaining SD60s still in hockeystick paint found its way into former DM&E territory. Soo 6033 is seen here screaming out of Albert Lea and into the golden e... (more)
Iowa traction number 50 is a 50-ton steeplecab, built by Baldwin-Westinghouse in 1920 as Washington & Old Dominion Number 50. It was acquired by the Cedar Rapids & Iowa City in 1947, was rebuilt a... (more)
A pair of leasers hit early morning golden light as they scream out of Albert Lea, bound for Mason City.
A four pack of burners, with an EX SP unit forth out lead a UP manifest south through Albert Lea Minnesota on the Spine Line.
A Barn, knee high corn, and three different markers of the Milwaukee Road, does it get much more Midwestern? An Ex MILW SD40-2 swings past a MILW flanger sign on former MILW trackage as the IC&E W... (more)
The IC&E Wells job waits for it's daily 8 AM crew at Wells MN behind a single SD40-2 once used on the Milwaukee.
A former Milwaukee SD40-2 leads the IC&E Wells job longhood over a former Milwaukee trestle on former Milwaukee trackage on a fine summer morning.