The largest steam engine ever made visits St. Paul before heading to Duluth. It drew crowds all along its journey. The only time I got a look at it without people standing in front of it is when I happened to be riding my bike along Shepard road the night the train arrived at the union depot.
Taken in the Spring of 2011. Processed today. The road is a bike path I take to the Morgan trail along the river.
Taken from the Robert Street bridge.
These trains are long and slow. Nothing to do as they block the road but photograph them.
The buildings in the back ground are part of the union Depot which is being restored and will be used as a passenger train station again. I need to get closer for some more pictures. This is what I can see from the bike path along the river.
Down on water street just a few feet from the Mississippi River. The bike trail ends just before the bridge and starts again just after and there is just enough space between the supports for a car and a bike. Â It all looks so old and rickety it is kind of creepy riding under it when there is a train on it.