Come along with C. Vision Productions and tour the St. Croix Subdivision of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe. We document the St. Croix Sub as it follows the Mississippi River from La Crosse, Wisconsin to St. Croix Junction south of St. Paul, Minnesota. This mostly double track main line is a part of the BNSF’s northern Transcontinental Mainline from Chicago to the Pacific Northwest. With the addition of the major hub of Minneapolis and St. Paul, this line has plenty of high speed railroad action!
Watch 60 mile per hour intermodal trains waste no time hauling high priority freight. Other mainline general freight trains and grain trains also make their way along the St. Croix Sub. You will be amazed by the variety of motive power. Older SD-40 dash 2’s are still common. General Electric Dash 9-44CW’s and newer GE ES-44DC’s also head up trains in both the Heritage 2 and the new “Swoosh” style paint schemes. We also capture ex-Santa Fe GE power including Dash 8-40BW’s!
This subdivision is full of spectacular scenery. Sit back as we take you high atop of Buena Vista Park in Alma, Wisconsin. This location provides an awesome vantage point to watch trains rolling through this picturesque river town. We also capture several trains crossing the St. Croix River lift bridge in Prescott, Wisconsin. The Mississippi River valley provides an array of tree covered bluffs creating beautiful backdrops for the numerous trains that travel this line.
Combining the natural beauty of the Mississippi River valley, and the images of BNSF trains, this video is one that you will want to watch again and again!