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.
A pair of BNSF switchers shove grain loads towards an elevator while three CP ECOs rest between assignments. The laker Philip R. Clarke is shown in the distance approaching a fuel dock at the Port... (more)
Nearly a year old, the class unit for CP's GP20C-ECO fleet still looks nice and clean as it leads a transfer to Rices Point Yard.
Two contract employees from Lakehead Constructors work to clear yard switches while a pair of units await their next assignment.
September is a good time to see the various elevator engines at work. This locomotive with its faded green paint works the former Cargill elevator in Duluth (Riverland Ag). You can see where the... (more)
Holcim's GE center cab positions loaded cement hoppers on the CP interchange track at Duluth's Port Terminal.
Holcim's GE center cab positions covered hoppers under the cement loading silo.
With a number of new GP20C-ECO units populating Minnesota it was nice to see a former Milwaukee Road and a pair of ex-Soo Line GP38-2s in Duluth.
Let's see, if I just use my back and lift here...