One of the classic spots to see locomotives in Duluth was at NP's Rice's Point Yard roundhouse. Of the few visits I was able to make there, this has to be my favorite shot, with GP9s, Alco RS11s a... (more)
A quartet of Missabe power fights off a cold fall rain near the docks on Duluth's west side at the bottom of Proctor Hill. Phase 4 SD9 DMIR 167 is mated up with SD38AC 207, another Phase 4 SD9 and... (more)
Skyline drive is great place to get an overview of the action in Duluth. Here the DMIR is switching the dock while a BN coal train unloads in Superior. I will remember this trip from watching the ... (more)
The circle of life, for taconite anyways, is evident in this photo at the DM&IR ore dock in Duluth. Limestone has been brought in by boat to go to the mines, where it will be mixed with ore to pro... (more)
A trio of C40-8s pick up empty ore cars off Dock 6 while the laker Roger Blough departs with a load of ore for Conneaut. This was the first trip for the Blough in over two months after a serious g... (more)
Riverland Ag's former Cargill SW1 No. 1278 is dwarfed by gain silos as it positions hoppers for unloading. This switcher typically doesn't make an appearance in the evening but a foreign vessel wa... (more)
Rice's Point yard goats on the move.
Although endless CN GE's can get old, the commitment CN has made to this Winnipeg-Chicago freeway is amazing. Steelton Hill is now the premium place in town to watch lots of trains putting on a sh... (more)
A volunteer at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum works on restoring a Baldwin truck inside the shop at Duluth, Minnesota, on June 10, 2016.
Soo Line GP30 No. 700 sits inside the shop building at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth, Minnesota, on June 10, 2016. On the right is Duluth and Northeastern 2-8-0 No. 28 that is in the... (more)
Ecos lead the transfer job. Destination Stinson yard in Superior.
The evening shift is underway at Rice's Point. No drones were used or abused in the taking of this photograph.
A cut of loaded grain cars being pulled by Canadian Pacific derailed on a ladder track at BNSF's Rices Point yard, spilling its golden NoDak cargo.
A derailment receives attention as crews work to re-rail hoppers and repair the track.
DM&IR #189 brings a loaded ore train into Proctor Yard on a beautiful September day. 3 First Gen SD's sure do sound nice!