A westbound drops down the long ramp between Wendell and Nashua that will bring it into the Bois de Sioux River valley. In just a few more miles it will cross the BNSF's former Great Northern lin... (more)
The searchlights at Benson are probably not long for this world, but they saw another sunrise on this morning. The West Local was having problems with them, however, as supposedly the signal in t... (more)
A break in the snow and clouds allows for a beautiful sunset as a CP train heads toward Minneapolis.
Minutes after Jeremiah Rindahl captured his stunning photo of Amtrak's detouring Empire Builder at this location, the sun is breaking the horizon and the fog is beginning to dissipate over Lake As... (more)
It's Christmas Eve and my last train before CP shuts down for the Christmas holiday was a beauty: an SD30C-ECO (CP 5019), a GP20C-ECO (CP 2203) and a GP38 (CP 3020) lead train 499 out of a nice su... (more)
A Dash 9 DPU brings up the rear of a westbound manifest drifting downgrade toward Dilworth Yard, kicking up plenty of snow in its wake on a cold December evening.
A rainy and dreary day keeps us in the car, but it can't dampen the spirits of young and old alike who have turned out to see the famous steam locomotive my three year old affectionately calls "th... (more)
The sun is just rising and some fog hangs close to the ground as a westbound CP freight train rumbles toward Belgrade, MN.
Fog, trains, and early morning sunlight mingle at Murray West.
The sun rises on a perfect spring morning, fog lifts off the fields, a train horn pierces the peace and quiet, and "it is well with my soul" for a few minutes.