C. Vision Productions continues its coverage on Minnesota’s main lines. Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s Staples Subdivision runs from Minneapolis to Dilworth. This line is a part of BNSF’s northern Transcontinental main from Chicago to the Pacific Northwest. C. Vision covered the east end of the Staples Sub in our program “Fast Freight on the BNSF’s Transcon” and in this program, we tour the west end of the Staples Sub from the terminal in Dilworth to Staples.
BNSF’s variety of locomotive power and color schemes are well represented in this show. Older SD-40 dash 2’s are seen in the old Santa Fe and Burlington Northern colors. The new ES-44’s and SD-70ACe’s show off their new Heritage 3 style.
There are plenty of scenic locations covered including the sweeping curves in and around Hawley, the long s-curve at Lake Park and the Canadian Pacific diamond at Detroit Lakes. Trains also pass 3 ex-Northern Pacific depots that still stand along the line today. Add in several charming small town settings and 98 different trains passing our camera, and you have an exciting BNSF program to watch over and over again!
Enjoy the intense action captured in BNSF’s Staples West!