SOO 2500A leads it's train of coal empties across Highway 61 as they roar back to Duluth to a waiting BNSF who will put them back in service hauling coal ASAP.
The first seasonal all-rail ore train from U.S. Steel's Minntac plant to the Port of Escanaba (Michigan) rolls south across the St. Louis River with 200 light-loaded cars (CN 8102 was on the rear ... (more)
The large side blades on BNSF's former GN snow dozers make for a great tool to clear off yard tracks. However the south ladder track looks like it could use a rotary plow (they plow snow onto the ... (more)
Deer looking for spilled grain don't seem too nervous as snow dozer 940022 approaches. Heavy snow this year has been hard on both deer and railroads.
The Pokegma pushers are shoving a heavy northbound up Steelton Hill.
A pair of BNSF locos works the lead in Rice's Point Yard in Duluth
Power off of an ore train holds in the clear as a CN plow extra prepares to wing back snow on the hill.
DMIR 316 and SOO 2500 head light power between the I35 freeway and Lake Superior on their way up the North Shore to retrieve the last set of coal hoppers they stored there a few months ago for BNS... (more)
DWP RS-11 No. 3607 works the west end of their Duluth yard in the summer of 1973. This small yard was located on a hillside not too far below DMIR's Proctor Hill grade. It was a challenge as the m... (more)
After cutting off the empty coal cars, the FP7 and SD-M drift under the CN ore dock to the cross-over switches. Next stop for the 2500... Spencer! BNSF will pick up the cars from here and return... (more)
Rumbling and bumbling down the North Shore Scenic Railroad's main line back towards Duluth, MN with coal empties for interchange to the BNSF Railway.
The original FP7 demonstrator rolls down towards interchange with the BNSF as she teams with DMIR #316 to deliver coal cars back to the BNSF after being stored on the North Shore Scenic Railroad's... (more)
Missabe 316 showers 36th Avenue East with fresh snow as it rolls north to pick up a train of stored coal cars. This former DM&IR concrete bridge is slated for replacement this spring.
Inside the belly of a streamliner. The old gal has a radiator leak - notice all the water on the floor - but that will be repaired in time for its trip to Spencer.
The pure simplicity of the controls in Soo FP7A 2500A contrasts sharply with today's modern locomotives.