Due to the Willmar yard being full, the Hettinger, ND to Willmar, MN manifest had to be hauled to Northtown Yard in Minneapolis. The power? A trio of BN painted geeps, leader being an ex ACL GP30.... (more)
A pair of MACs take coal empties from Superior west to the mines in Wyoming for reloading on a clear evening.
197 heads west through Buffalo and eventually Canada in the late evening sun. Some relics to be noted here are the old searchlight on the left, as well as the depot on the right. There is also a d... (more)
On a clear summer night, Yellowstone #225 sits in Proctor, greeting visitors taking Highway 2 into Proctor. These beasts were once the main power for ore trains along the line. Now EMDs and GEs ha... (more)
BLE 909 leads the MRF local south through Culver on a muggy afternoon.
4014 continues up the Hinckley Sub under the Highway 23 overpass in Brook Park.
The Big Boy heads up the first few miles of the Staples Sub, soon to go onto the Hinckley Sub in a couple miles, never thought I would see a Big Boy in Minnesota, let alone on the BNSF, but here w... (more)
A relatively short manifest heads west to Willmar with a pair of Dash 9s on point about to head through the East Delano siding switch.
5 GEs take this empty grain train west out of Darwin on their way to Willmar in evening light.
A pair of GEVOs, one at each end, take this year's business train to Willmar in some nice evening light.
The train continues southwest to it's final destination in Winthrop. It's crazy to see 6 axle behemoths like this on the line, let alone 261 the week before!
A CSX Dash 9 takes this oil train onto the Minnesota Prairie Line soon to enter the small town of Hamburg on this muggy summer evening.
On what is probably it's first excursion in years, still WSOR painted E9A #101 leads 261's train back east to Minneapolis for the return trip home. This unit is no stranger to these rails, as it w... (more)
The 261 heads past the old grain elevator in Glencoe on its way to Brownton.
2 Dash 9s and 4 SD40-2s lead this day's Grand Forks manifest. Interestingly enough, I caught those same SD40s leading the day before on the Dilworth manifest.