CN uses a number of large vacuum trucks to suck spilled taconite pellets from between the rails on its former DM&IR ore lines in Minnesota. Here one of the trucks cleans the mainline through Proct... (more)
Now folks, that is a paint scheme! After all the trouble finding that little hidden yard, at last, the prize.
This train has pulled up at the west end of the yard for a crew change. I was a big thrill to see this interesting operation again. After seeing such good stuff just passing thru an Iowa trip is... (more)
Former N&W, how did I guess? There's a rumor these are no longer on the property but I haven't seen them pop up anywhere else.
Yes it runs and runs well. They never were a slave to fashion. I've heard stories of railfans who volunteered to paint them and were rebuffed. Image problem? Actually the folks there are very ... (more)
This is most of the resplendent roster of this now moribund railroad. Believe it or not inside they are in pretty good condition but the owner says they run just as well without paint. The railr... (more)
Former GM&O, ex-ICRR, ex-IAIS units were here and seemed to have taken over for the most part.
The first rays of the sun catch this locomotive which began on ACL, became SCL and wound up out here where the sun will soon heat the air to 105 and no rain has fallen for months.
Pearl Harbor Day finds this rather generic switcher as the only unit under power at this interesting little operation.
One of my favorite rebuilds is the GP10 with dynamic brakes. This one was a Conrail unit at one time.
After years I finally caught this GWI property out of the house and working and the sun was out and all was right with the world. Nice colors, huh?
Fan favorites, the on U-boats are showing the wear after all these years. This was the second unit but due to a switch that faces east they had to uncouple and run around their train.
This ex-Southern unit is from an early order as evidenced by its AAR B trucks. Later ones had FB-2 type.
Keeping Burlington Northern's route over Stevens Pass open during the winter months is hard work and requires locomotives, train crews, MOW employees and snow removal equipment to get the job done... (more)