You quickly find out who can work in these conditions. On an absolutely brutally freezing day, the Proctor Roadswitch is hard at work switching out bad order ore cars.
The original FP7 demonstator rolls down the BNSF as she teams with DMIR #316 to deliver coal cars back to the BNSF after being stored on the NSSR. Very rare move, as the #2500 does not get out muc... (more)
Light power from the Lake Superior Railroad Museum heads east on the North Shore Scenic Railroad to pick up an empty coal train that was stored for a few weeks.
An empty pellet loader works north for another load and will cross Hwy 7 in a moment.
Common power at Northtown in the 1990s included SD9s and end cab switchers. Here a former GN SD9 works the south end of the yard while a pair of switchers rest near the Soo Line bridge. A few wee... (more)
CN 5538 starts to ease the transfer from Proctor to Pokegama down Steelton Hill during the Polar Vortex with bitter cold temperatures.
CP393 with a single SD40-2 pulls hard through the western suburbs of Minneapolis.
A westbound manifest train has just departed BNSF Northtown Yard for the Wayzata Sub to Willmar.
The sun just peeked over the trees as a pair of CREX ES44s that Northshore Mining is testing this year.
SOO in SOO Territory SOO 6044 and CP 6251 under the train code CP 486 hustle through down the Detroit Lakes subdivision disturbing the quiet community of Brooks, roughly 22 miles from its o... (more)
A westbound grain train with a mix of ICE, NS, and CP power accelerates out of Murray Siding in the distance and makes its way through Belgrade as the sun breaks the horizon on another sub-zero wi... (more)
View from the Hamline Avenue bridge has Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder running over 3 hours late.
SOO in SOO Territory After a couple hours shuffling cars in the yard, SOO 6044 and CP 6251 finally depart "TR Falls" at 1600 and start the trek down the Detroit Lakes subdivision to Glenwoo... (more)
Another load of steaming pellets from the MinnTac plant drop down the hill and under Hwy 169.
An eastbound Canadian Pacific train is silhouetted against a cold winter sunset just west of Belgrade on the former Soo Line.