Railroads employed "date nails" to mark the last time ties were replaced. I have only come across these relics on what is now the CN Iron Range Sub and in Two Harbors outside the museum. The most... (more)
Back in the days when maroon and gold roamed the Iron Range in abundance.
A derailment the night before between Orr and Cusson left 14 cars on the ground. This SD38AC is assembling a train to clear the tracks and get the rails back in position.
One of three cosmetically restored Yellowstones in the area. The one residing in Two Harbors looks great in fresh grey and black. Perhaps this one could get the same treatment.
A rainy day drives me inside to climb up into one of three Missabe Yellowstones in and around the Twin Ports.
The increased activity in Proctor has been a pleasure to see. Here SD38-2 leads its' consist to their assignment, as an SD70ACe brings its' train in.
The only remaining SD38 in maroon and gold heads to Fairlane.
U-717 gets underway with maroon on the point, while recently painted 211 arrives in the yard with a limestone train. I caught 211 at the beginning of its' climb up from Lakeside earlier. Also, it... (more)
What do you on a rainy day up on the Iron Range? Tour a Yellowstone at the Museum of course.
DMIR shuttles CN Ballast Hoppers out of the roundhouse. With the derailment in Orr the night before, I speculate that to be their destination.
Stealing softly through snow.
DMIR caboose at its' new home -- Port of Duluth. One of two crummies, the other ex BC Rail, that are to be used when moving the Schnaebel car.
Having just dropped off a string of hoppers, this set is off to the barn. That is a crewmember alongside, not a crafty railfan.
210 stands alone.
Trio of SD38s sit after delivering ore cars to the dock.