The Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern was a classic shortline. A mere 87 miles of track connected it's namesake towns serving pretty much grain elevators and grain elevators... a couple seen here on both edges of this picture. It was absorbed into the Soo and then mostly disappeared into the CP. Parts of it are now bike path.
Under the best of conditions it's hard to take a picture of a moving train from another moving train... especially when the windows are dirty and deeply tinted. Because this is a rather unique locomotive I thought it worth cleaning up and posting.
This Baldwin DT6-6-2000 is alive today
at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois.