Sizzling action – that’s railroading in the Twin Cities in 1998 when this show was filmed. Minneapolis/St. Paul hosts eight different railroads plus Amtrak passenger trains. Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Union Pacific, Canadian Pacific, Twin Cities & Western, Minnesota Commercial, Wisconsin Central, and the I&M Rail Link all operate here. These rails are kept highly polished by cross-town transfers, local freights, yard jobs, and road trains! Tremendous variety and sheer volume make the Twin Cities a railfan’s dream.
Experience the action at the hottest locations. University Avenue, Division Street, and Dayton’s Bluff at Hoffman Avenue are extensively covered. Shortline Hill, where trains strain to lift heavy tonnage out of the river valley, the BNSF mainline through St. Paul, and Wisconsin Central out of Shoreham provide plenty of action, with train meets and multiple trains underway.
Steam is on the rails in the Twin Cities. You’ll spot Milwaukee Road #261 pulling an outbound excursion. Then it’s on the Minnesota Commercial where many of their unusual locomotives are hard at work. MC owns a unique fleet of old Alco and EMD museum pieces that will take you back to an earlier period.