A pair of H4 SD40-2s are in command of a sizable mixed freight from Northtown Yard in Minneapolis to Grand Forks.
A trio of BNSF "pumpkins" (and EMDs) make their way west on a windy Halloween afternoon.
Northtown's last two Cascade Green EMDs make a trip westbound in golden light. The power has been well sought after by railfans, and for good reason. The transcon was once a BN playground, now gre... (more)
Northtown's last two Cascade Green EMDs make a trip westbound in golden light. Just days ago was BNSF's 25th Anniversary, but this had an all Burlington Northern-feel, which turned 50 earlier this... (more)
A colorful mix of EMDs, all 60-variety, leads the Northtown to Minot road freight. Conveniently, all the locomotives represent current and historic BN-SF colors, making for a merger-era consist.
Amtrak train A-920-1-05A creeps through Elk River after making multiple stops in inspect hot axles.
On May 29, Amtrak 7 collided with a John Deere tractor/sprayer in Bainville, MT. The end resu... (more)
Minnesota's last cascade green SD60M leads the Grand Forks to Northtown mixed freight around the elevated curve in Clear Lake.
A few years ago, there was a bountiful number of BN painted SD60Ms... (more)
A pair of GP60s lead the daily freight to Minot in golden evening light through the control point at 52.8. The Santa Fe blue and yellow is a rare find these days in the land of 10000 lakes, so it ... (more)
If you can beleive it, "Cascade Green" has lasted 50 years. Slowly but surely, what remains of BN some 25 years after the BNSF merger is going away. Green SD60Ms weren't too hard to find a few yea... (more)
A trio of 4-axle EMDs struggle west under the Big Lake signal gantry enroute to Grand Forks. PTC trouble made for a long trip for this crew.
A trio of rebuilt and repainted EMD widecabs lead the Northtown-Grand Forks mixed freight under the signal gantry at Big Lake Station.
All three wear the unofficial "H4", which differ... (more)
4014 races south from the twin ports back to the Twin Cities to continue its tour across the Midwest.
UP 4014, the "Big Boy" is lit up for night viewing during its northern-most stop on the "Great Race Across the Midwest". Though there were no official night shoots, it was a gr... (more)
A hunter's quiet retreat is interrupted by the rumble of a passing Soo Line mixed train over the St. Croix River, luckily, the engineer was a friend of the hunter and they exchanged waves.
In r... (more)
"Soo Line 559" (Rock Island 1223) is under the watchful eye of the railroad superintendent at the Dresser, WI depot.
GP7 559 hasn't been operational since 2014, so it's return was don... (more)