NSM 660 a former CN/WC SD40-3 leads a short train up the steep grade from the processing plant back to the yard. This move is seldom seen and even more seldom photographed.
After bringing in a train of ore into Silver Bay, the 11am loads departs with a train of empties in tow for Babbit.
CSXT Freight Train Q680-11 makes their way Northbound as they pass through Saint Ives, AL.
CSX E28011 with sd 40-3 4033 on point, charges upgrade through Hamlin, VA. The train got caught by the defect detector at Carfax, VA. for a hot axle on the 4th locomotive, so the crew crawled at l... (more)
Having been delivered earlier in the year this pair of freshly rebuilt tunnel motors lift ore empties up the southbound main out of Two Harbors. The track the train is on has a 2.9% grade as it di... (more)
Emerging from the east portal of Manns Tunnel, eastbound mixed freight CSX Q302 passes the intermediate signals east of Ft. Spring, enroute to Clifton Forge from Hinton.
An IC SD40-3 and repainted sister help lift ore empties up Proctor Hill along with CN SD40u 6024.
W911's conductor gives a friendly wave as his 12 car loaded CWR train tackles the hill with ease.
CP Rail 259 with a Christmas color consist
Shortly after departing Riker Yard in Punxsutawney, northbound RISI rolls around the curves at Big Run, PA. In the past two years, these rebuilt ex-CN SD40s have largely replaced the old SP SD45s ... (more)
An IC deathstar takes a Minorca empty through the the brown death of northern Minnesota.
IC 6250 takes a Minorca empty through the east end of Biwabik.
An overkill of power takes Minntac loads through West Wye headed for Two Harbors. Trees were flocked very nicely.
With the Saint Louis Skyline in the background, KCS 3136 and a UPY MP15DC sit on the East Side of Alton and Southern Yard awaiting their next task.