A story to remember when I have bad luck along the tracks: once upon a December morning, I decided to drive to Montevideo, MN to meet up with my friend Jeremiah and see the Twin Cities & Western's... (more)
The Twin Cities & Western makes a rare visit to the western end of the Minnesota Prairie Line to retrieve some sand cars from storage. The train is seen passing the restored Minneapolis & St Louis... (more)
Big Boy 4014 makes for an impressive sight from any angle, but if I was going to make the effort to join the throngs of admirers trackside during its visit to Minnesota, I wanted to see it in the ... (more)
As the sun begins to set, employees of North Shore Track Services put the finishing touches on new rail near Winthrop, Minnesota as they hammer rail anchors into place. This is part of a $4 millio... (more)
After their crew change and waiting on some other traffic, this CSX led auto train is headed west again on the Hillsboro Subdivision. It's seen in the last mile of its journey across Minnesota as... (more)
With the sun setting behind clouds and distant hills, two Union Pacific intermodal trains meet under the Wyoming Highway 89 overpass between Kemmerer and Cokeville. This part of the state is cert... (more)
A set of four EMDs heel into the curve at Rollins with empties from Two Harbors. The rebuilt SD45T-2 on the point is still racking up the miles after 44 years in service. No doubt the dedicated me... (more)
The Milwaukee Road 261 is headed to eastern North Dakota for a series of excursions this weekend on the Red River Valley & Western. The first leg of their journey from Minneapolis to Breckenridge... (more)
A westbound Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern train is crossing the Redwood River and climbing toward the MN 23 and BNSF overpasses just north of Florence, MN on a perfect spring evening.
Slowly but surely I'm getting some more photos checked off my list along the Minnesota Prairie Line. Thanks to a timely text from another local railfan, I was able to rush out to Belview and get ... (more)
Another shot from my short chase of the MRL duo that recently visited Minnesota. After getting my shot with the barn, since they were routed ... (more)
NTWGFD EMD's Isn't it funny how a seemingly random collection of letters can mean absolutely nothing to most people, but to Minnesota railfans, the letters "NTWGFD EMD's" would be... (more)
The H-NTWGFD screams past the preserved Northern Pacific depot in Wadena on its way west. Two SD40-2s and a rebuilt GP35 provide the power and the soundtrack on a perfect early spring evening.
No, it's not the "2nd most photographed barn in Montana" found along the Montana Rail Link east of Missoula, but can you blame me for wanting to capture this visiting pair of MRL SD40-2X... (more)
What better place to see a train of wind turbine blades than the curves along the Marshall Sub between Ruthton and Holland, MN? A single Dash 9 in H3 paint is doing the honors on the point while ... (more)