A pair of former Reserve Mining SD18s rest in the deadline. The 1232 is serviceable and is used on occasion.
New and Old. Some much newer track M.O.W. equipment is parked behind a quartet of old SD18's (1231, 1230, 1227 and 1232) sitting on one of the yard tracks at North Shore Mining's mine yard at Babb... (more)
Two pairs of SD18/SD9 combos in two color schemes bask in the evening light while SD38AC No. 204 looks on in the background at Keenan Yard on the DMIR at Forbes, Minn. DMIR 176 is an SD18, DMIR 16... (more)
Elephant style motors charge towards town with 123 cars in tow.
Bessemer & Lake Erie SD18s and an SD38 await servicing at their Albion, Pa. engine facility between runs. BLE owned six SD18s, 851-856 built in September 1962.
After the LTV Steel Mining Company ceased ore production in 2001 their mainline to Taconite Harbor was shuttered. However, in November 2002 Minnesota Power tested running coal trains from their po... (more)
Pacing Milwaukee Road train 255 along Hy 16 between the Dells and Mauston. After taking this train from Milwaukee to Portage as the Engineer I now get to be the railfan photographer from Portage t... (more)
Stopped at East Rio I've got to get some shots of my favorite leased power on the Milwaukee at the time. It was always a shear pleasure having the Missabe power. I can still remember the sound of ... (more)
Westbound train 255 departs Portage,WI. on it way to the Twin Cities with a couple of leased Missabe's and a Milwaukee unit.
Milwaukee Road train 255 westbound at Lewiston,WI..
This one began as C&O, then to CERA, then to Scoular Grain. That air conditioner arrangement seems to be popular. We saw others. The 110VAC comes from a little Honda generator. She appeared to... (more)
Chessie lives! VLIX 7311, which was stored on the Chesapeake & Indiana for several years, moved to Barr Yard in late September. Now it has been transferred to IHB's Blue Island Yard in Riverdale.
Awaiting delivery to its new owner, the VLIX 7311 still remains its sharp, Chessie System paint and lettering. 7311 is said to be one of the last SD18's in existance.