An overview of the CN yard and shops at Proctor, MN. A huge change from the days of the Missabe. Back in it's heyday it would have been all maroon and gold here but today there is only one true ... (more)
One of the more eclectic consists to grace Duluth was this set including a pair of B40-8s (598 and 588) sandwiching a CP GE.
No. 1326 heads south with 103 cars for Rush City on a beautiful fall morning in the North Country.
No. 1326 briefly pauses just north of Rush City due to the St. Croix Valley's GP9s switching in the yard ahead.
No. 1326 waits as St. Croix Valley's GP9s shove a cut of cars into the mill in a scene that harkens back to Northern Pacific days. Thanks go to Frank Nesbit for bringing a little of the old NP ba... (more)
St. Croix Valley's pair of NP-painted SD45 look-a-likes cross the Snake River near downtown Pine City, Minnesota.
A pair of SD60F Cowls and crew position limestone cars for dumping at the Minorca mine just north of Virginia, MN. The train pulls into the plant site on a loop and the crew then cuts the train i... (more)
A pair of new ES44ACs head into the warm afternoon sun with a long 148-car A439. The trees are starting to show some decent color in northern Minnesota.
CN 2112 is all loaded out and a new crew has arrived to keep the ore moving from United Taconite north Fairlane crusher to their processing plant 10 miles away. This mine, some of which is in the... (more)
Illinois Central 6264 leads it's train back from Two Harbors under perfect fall conditions on Minnesota's Iron Range. The train will load taconite pellets at U.S. Steel Minntac before returning t... (more)
The Empire Builder underway through the community of Saint Paul Park passing two minor landmarks on its way to Chicago, one being a crushed rock pile and the other is a full-grown tree. Th... (more)
The cement signal bases and battery box are the only remnants of the ABS signal system that the Skally line once had.
A pair of GP9's with four cars in tow work their way south of Pine City on this late summer morning.
A pair of locomotives fresh from GE lead a southbound manifest train through western Duluth.
The Empire Builder with the usual consist of P42's and stainless steel glides down short line hill along the Ayd Mill Road in St. Paul. This road was originally intended to continue to Int... (more)