WN job L2 rolls north past the mothballed Chippewa Sand Company facility in New Auburn. All of the assets here were put up for auction in May. While some of the other sand plants on the line have ... (more)
PGR 43 and 42 lead L2 north through Bloomer. Things are pretty slow on the WN these days. As a result, PGR 40 was recently sent back to Minnesota.
2-H42 pulls through Red Rock with CP 6060-5105-5041. They went up to Humboldt light power, and brought 104 grain loads back to St. Paul. I think the entire train was for the Gavilon (Peavey) facil... (more)
The Shakopee makes their UP delivery to the Belt Yard with a neat SD40-3/SD40-2 duo. The 5105 is one of 8 SD40-3s on the CP roster, and spends most of its time working the hump in St. Paul Yard.
A recently rebuilt SD70ACu serves as the lone power for wayfreight H19.
A pair of nice looking snoot nose SD40Ns lead LTS82 north towards Norma. Job 82 recently began handling the interchange traffic between the UP and Wisconsin Northern after the abolishment of LTS81... (more)
3GPS at Red Rock with an unlikely trio of Multimark SD40-2s. Unsurprisingly, the 6067 went belly up, so they had to pick up the 5040 in La Crosse. This train was loaded in Waterloo WI, and will be... (more)
A CP Dresser Turn is stalled out at Dresser Trap Rock after losing the CP 5922 to mechanical failure. Unfortunately, CP hasn't loaded any trains here in 2020, and has instead been sourcing all of ... (more)
A pair of Multimark SD40-2s and an SD60 interloper lead 3GPS through Red Rock after a crew change at St. Paul. This train spent the morning dumping ballast on the west end of the Paynesville Sub, ... (more)
A pair of veteran GMDs approach Hastings with H19, after meeting the SD40-2 lead GPS train at Blackbird.
A good looking former MoPac SD40-2 leads L516 across the Minneapolis Sub.
An SD70ACu rebuild on its second revenue trip leads loaded sand train 685 out of St. Paul.
Empty ballast train 3GPS crosses the Hastings Bridge with a matched elephant style trio of action red SD40-2s. The train is enroute to Waterloo WI for another load of ballast.
L574 rolls through a cut west of Downing Jct on the return trip to CF Yard.
UP 1878 and 1766 bracket LTS82 as it heads down Knapp Hill.