In a nasty winter storm, class ugly duckling unit 4000 heads up Q216 east through Smithton
A Bessemer tunnel motor eliminates a plow ridge as it leads a train of empty ore cars out of Two Harbors for the Minorca plant near Virginia, MN. This area received around 3 feet of snow.
CN operations at Proctor are slowly returning to normal after two feet of snow.
Under a drab sky, IC 6254 leads 136 car loads of still steaming taconite pellets down the hill from the U.S. Steel Minntac plant heading for Proctor, MN. Of note: CN has been installing new modern... (more)
Empty 56 car limestone train heads back to Proctor with a quad set of SD40-3's for power. Of note: CN has been installing new "Vader" type hooded signals along the Minntac Sub. and while not oper... (more)
CSX 4043 leads the 71st annual Santa Train into Dungannon and around Osbourne Curve on a sunny afternoon.
Seen from the NS Appalachia District, a rebuilt SD40-3 leads the 71st annual Santa Train across the Copper Creek Viaduct en route to Kingsport, TN.
CSXT 4043 brings the 71st Annual Santa Train into Fort Blackmore, VA under the protection of one of the many safety crews.
The 71st annual Santa Train eases to a stop at Dante, VA---passing the old Union Baptist Church at the north end of the yard.
The 2013 Santa Train crosses the north fork of the Holston River just before arriving in Kingsport, Tennessee. Santa will be delivered and the parade will begin.
With a "Franken40" in the lead this Santa train departs southbound for more stops to distribute goodies and hopefully, better weather. The track at left is the connection to the NS westbound and ... (more)
CSX SD40-3 4043 leads the 2013 Santa Train across the 1,091 foot Copper Creek Viaduct.
The Santa Train makes its way through the small Russell county town of Dante, past the Union Baptist Church as it prepares for another stop.
Minntac loads howl through the curve at Iron Junction as they slow for the 10 mph switch at West Wye, where they will enter the Iron Range Subdivision.
The Santa Train is about to enter the S-cure tunnel at McClure, with its next stop at Dante around a half-hour away.