See the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern’s mainline from Winona, Minnesota to Waseca, Minnesota, plus the DM&E operations from Owatonna, Minnesota to Mason City, Iowa, over IC&E rails. We follow the tracks as they climb out of the scenic Mississippi River Valley, across the beautiful rolling hills of southeastern Minnesota, through the Zumbro River Valley around Rochester, and finally, we view trains as they traverse the open countryside of southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.
Locomotives from DM&E, IC&E, CP, and even a St. Lawrence & Hudson outcast, are all seen in operation. Sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of DM&E trains pounding along classic jointed rail, with the railroad’s EMD workhorses doing what they do best. Today’s DM&E is a far cry from the railroad that existed just ten years ago, as many extensive track rehabilitation projects, the purchase of the I&M Rail Link, and the takeover by Canadian Pacific, have all played a part in the transformation of this railroad from a scrappy underdog, to a viable competitor in the Midwest rail-scene.
With coverage from 1996 to 2011, you’ll see the transformation firsthand, along with a great variety in operations and motive-power that you are sure to enjoy. Come along with C. Vision Productions, as we bid farewell to the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern and welcome the arrival of a new era under Canadian Pacific ownership.