Wednesday, March 31, 2021

An Early Attempt at Photo Stacking

This image is one of my first successful attempts with photo stacking. I used CombineZP, a free program to stack three photos. While there is some distortion at the edges, I hope to make many more attempts in the future with better results. You can never complain too much when the software is free.

#3377 Eastbound in 1951


Great Northern O-8 Mikado #3377 heads east towards Minneapolis Junction on the Willmar Line in western Minnesota in August of 1951. Great Northern steam locomotives sported dark green boilers and occasionally mineral red cab roofs until October 1950. After that, GN shops painted them black on company orders to reduce maintenance.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

The Kandiyohi Grain Elevator - Part I

Published in the December 2020 issue of the GNRHS quarterly, The Great Northern Goat. For more excellent articles, please join at





Thursday, December 24, 2020

X572 at Kandiyohi, MN


X572 rides the tail of eastbound Extra #3377 as it heads towards Minneapolis Junction in September of 1950.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The Country Stop

The produce stands in central Minnesota are ready for business with the 1950 fall harvest not far behind.