At the end of the season the Minnesota Transportation Museum moves its Osceola and Saint Croix passenger train from Oceola, Wisconsin to its shops at the Jackson Street Roundhouse in Saint Paul, Minnesota for winter maintenance and storage. Today as they migrated the cars (a passenger fleet of about 6 cars and three engines) they […]
Photos and Videos
As an amateur photographer and videographer, I’ve captured many images that give a look into history and railroading. Much of the subject matter takes place around the Platte River Valley in Eastern Nebraska as well as the Minneapolis/Saint Paul metro area and surrounding communities.
On a recent road trip to Nebraska I spotted three Union Pacific Maintenance of Way cranes. One ready to upright overturned hoppers, one doing bridge work, and one in between jobs.
While visiting an antique store in Minnesota I came away with more postcards for my Fremont collection, including two more of the Hotel Pathfinder.
From STOP signs with a Federal Yellow background to the modern white cross bucks with RAILROAD CROSSING in black letters, grade crossing warning signs come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
While preparing for a new site design I had to come up with a new header image for my website. I went through my photos and found some awesome wide shots.
In August of 1999 I caught a picture of Chicago and North Western #6934 stopped at the Main Street crossing in Fremont, Nebraska.
The red, gambrel roofed barn on the northeast corner of 120th St. and U.S. Hwy 61 in Hugo stood the test of time until this weekend.
I enjoy photographing grain elevators and feed mills as they come in all shapes and sizes, are generally serviced by the railroad, and are vital to the local and national economy and food supply. Plus, growing up in Nebraska I saw a lot of them riding in the back seat of my parents’ car. If […]