Burning diesel on the NSM mainline and climbing out of the Lake Superior basin with empties for the mine 47 miles inland at Babbitt, MN.
Pulling through the yard at North Shore Mining's taconite processing plant at Silver Bay we hold while NSM 1235 is about to pull loads around the building and then begin to shove them through the ... (more)
All of MobilGrain's fleet rest at the engine facility getting some maintenance from the crew.
For years the DMIR #400 has escaped my glass in good light and leading, but I finally shot the class unit of the Missabe SD40-3's as #400 and sister #406 lug tac empties back to U-Tac for loading.
Safety First!! CSXT 4003 (former CSXT 8126) leads CSX F750-13 down the Eastover Sub. The SD40-3 program was the first series of CSX locomotive upgrades featuring the new "modified" cabs ... (more)
Missabe maroons really looks good as it catches the very last rays of sun on a nice February day as they charge north through Saginaw.
Finding CN trains in Minnesota with a matched set of locomotives that don't include a CN-painted one is getting harder and harder. Fortunately there are still enough IC and B&LE units on the forme... (more)
This scene does not lead one to believe that were are just off to the side of the famous Proctor Yard, known for the copious amounts of iron ore that have passed through it over 100+ years. This s... (more)
After staging and dumping the loads up on the dock, DMIR 407 now shoves the empties up the hill to assemble another full train for the return trip inland to the mines on Minnesota's Iron Range for... (more)
iCE 6100 on the point of a CP mixed freight idling on the edge of town at 08:30
After the coldest recorded winter in history, temps were at a balmy 41 degrees today as veteran tunnel motor #405 leads limestone empties back to Proctor.
A pair of DME 40's are on the point of CP's 570 heading east through the small town of Wessington, about 30 miles from Huron, SD, where the train will change crews. DME 6094 is unique in sporting ... (more)
Blue Hour Meet: A Northbound CSX Local with a pair of SpongeBob Square Cabs holds one main as a hot shot Northbound Intermodal overtakes on the other main.