As the "blue hour" gives way to night, the CTRR employees on board CTRR SW1 #33, which was built in 1941, switch and move cars around in the various yards and trackage inside the Sappi M... (more)
You would expect to find these smaller BN SW1s working small yards or shop facilities versus a large terminal like St. Paul. It was a beautiful summer day to be riding on the porch!
Tied down for the weekend, former Portland Traction Company SW1 of the Oregon Pacific Railroad rests at the company's East Portland yard in Milwaukie in the very early hours of a Sunday morning.
The north end of the D&R has gotten a lot of attention over the last few years. Big power from UP and BNSF now come as far as Bibler Lumber Company, just past MP1. As you head south, the track g... (more)
One of CHS's five switchers assigned to their large Superior grain complex enjoys the sun as two of its sisters shiver in the shadows. The 200 is former Portland Traction and wore a nice coat of o... (more)
WGN 862 (former Milwaukee Road) waits for this seemingly endless winter to end.
An SW1 used recently in Upper Michigan (Mineral Range) is now back in Wisconsin on the WGN. The nice looking passenger car is named Aristocrat and is lettered for the L&N.
After picking up a bad ordered bilevel in Joliet, the NIRC 1 and 4 head for the 47th Street Shops in Chicago, passing Hickory Creek in Mokena. The little NIRC 1 began life as the IC 9016, back in ... (more)
St. Paul was blessed with twelve inches of snow on February 20-21 (and this on top of the snow that's fallen since November, which hasn't melted yet). Understandably, the Minnesota Transportation... (more)
This diminutive SW1, built in May 1940, was on its last legs (and seventy years old) when this picture was taken in late 2010. This switcher has been replaced by an ex-MP unit. This unit was o... (more)
Double headed SW1s!! Here is a local job switching the Marinette, Wisconsin Milwaukee Road yard in the late afternoon. Kodachrome II film.
An SW1 in Conrail blue shoves into Union Station with an Amtrak Superliner consist in July 1982. Not sure, but think this may be Train 5 that I would later ride to Denver.
A vintage former EJ&E SW-1 heads past the Northeastern Hotel on its way to switch.
Although the shipping season is over on Lake Superior, grain elevators in Duluth and Superior remain active handling the loading of rail cars for movement to mills.
Maroon and gold SW1 1378 moves loaded grain cars from Elevator M on a code blue afternoon. The shuttered lake vessel American Victory hasn't sailed since 2008 and its future is uncertain at best. ... (more)