Blue hour descends on BNSF's former Northern Pacific Rices Point yard in Duluth after a nice dusting of snow earlier in the day. A pair of switchers work cars as the wind picks up and the temperat... (more)
With an air temp at -4F Erie Mining F9A 4211 leads DM&IR 193 and a train of empty BNSF steel hopper cars out of Rices Point. Who would have thought 4211 (or 193) would be powering an ore train, al... (more)
There aren't too many end cab switchers remaining on the BNSF roster but here we find three awaiting their next call to duty in Duluth.
A really neat set of 1966-built GP40s work a Canadian Pacific transfer in snowy Duluth. Leading is Soo Line 2010, a former Milwaukee Road GP40 that amazingly still wears the colors of its first ow... (more)
Almost "Hitchcocked" as a large flock of pigeons take flight upon the arrival of a CP transfer. Spilled grain attracts birds and deer, especially when snow begins to cover the ground. A ... (more)
A nice looking pair of EMD end-cab switchers handle a train to West Duluth. Trailing 3411 is former Frisco MP15 3702.
A Canadian Pacific transfer job works their yard towards the end of Rices Point on Duluth's waterfront.
One of the more eclectic consists to grace Duluth was this set including a pair of B40-8s (598 and 588) sandwiching a CP GE.
As the clouds and cold wind move in off Lake Superior on a late November afternoon, the two man crew working at Holcim Cement wrap up the days duties of unloading a ship and then loading and stag... (more)
Although not rare, it isn't overly common to find two CP jobs working Duluth at the same time. ICE 6440 is delivering a 40-car transfer from Superior while a pair of ECOs wait to switch it out upo... (more)
A pair of CP ECOs are small in comparison to the Great Lakes Fleet tug-barge Presque Isle, which was getting ready to depart its winter lay-up berth in Duluth.
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.
This former SP unit certainly has character. We don't get many of these in Duluth so it is a treat for local fans.
A pair of "heritage" GP38-2s drag a string of special heavy duty flat cars into Rices Point Yard. The cars will carry cargo to Alberta from the Port of Duluth via CP.