18M has just arrived into Bluefield,Wv and is in the process of dropping off it's now former lead units they will become the power for a coal train just out of the photo.
This former DM&IR engine facility at Proctor hosts an all-EMD gathering of units just like old times, although the variety is quite different from Missabe days. At least DM&IR 403 and the faded lo... (more)
A pair of light power sets slowly roll towards the engine facility as the sun breaks through.
White Mountain Central Railroad's pocket sized 0-4-0 performs some switching maneuvers logging style - with a push bar attached to the front coupler of the locomotive. Number 1 only runs once a ye... (more)
White Mountain Central Railroad's rare 2-4-2 (one of only a handful of this wheel arrangement operating today) performs some late afternoon switching moves in the style of old log trains with a wo... (more)
A standard design scale test car owned by the State of Minnesota makes even a short 24' ore car look huge. The Missabe converted this car to scale monitoring duty.
The wide cabs of CN's SD40-2 fleet have much more character compared to today's EMD and GE offerings. The class light cluster is a blast from the past.
DM&IR 215 has been reactivated from short term storage and is seen working the E-Lead Switch while B&LE 906 prepares to pick up a load of limestone for Minorca.
A pair of SD40s have brought an empty train up from the dock in Duluth.
With the friendly civilian crew member hamming it up, this little beast is headed for the house. Unable to move a sufficient number of the giant M1 tank car flats of the 194 AR BDE (the "Dollar N... (more)
The evidence of FMs excellent craftsmanship when manufacturers were proud of their products. Hand me peel-and-stick.
Imagine my delight at finding these when I came here. Always a big FM fan, I got to ride and visit the classic shortline-style engine house and saw one being overhauled just before they were reti... (more)
This type is not legal to operate on the road so if you have an old jeep laying around you might want to try this. It worked pretty well.
A pair of former DM&IR SD38-2s switch Proctor Yard as the sun retreats at the end of a warm summer day.
Winter is the time to railfan down south and this was perfect weather.