Sweet! CP re-route heads north on the former Missabe as they slug upgrade out of Pokegama.
Most people find this hotel to be an eyesore, but who knows when it will get torn down, or what it will look like in 50 years? Its too bad 2 mines are shutdown so no ore traffic moving the last fe... (more)
Railfanning CHS is not for safety oriented people. I saw the BNSF conductor open his mouth in shock more than once as the CHS crew moved around. The BNSF waits in the clear as CHS clears the switc... (more)
Engineer Lohrbach changes ends as a classic pair of Soo Line geeps rest on fairly scary track.
4 tracks, 3 railroads. The track that the Pokey Transfer (led by fairly rare SD40u) is entering is maintainted by the CP (SOO), but used by the CN (DWP), the middle two mainline tracks are the BNS... (more)
Its still ICEy in Duluth! An extremely rare occurrence, as the ICE #6436 leads a coke train to the BNSF's Rices Point Yard. This may be the first an DME/ICE unit has ever been to Duluth. Here they... (more)
How many other places can you find a mini forest in the middle of a rail yard? BNSF transfer brings limestone cars up the coal runner to 28th St. with the engineer running the way God intended...f... (more)
If you look closely at the foreground, you will see what looks likes marks of old tracks that used to be on this bridge, possibly a switch led into Hallet Dock? Someone older than me will have to ... (more)
When I first saw this train I was rather distraught as for some reason the train we were supposed to be watching had taken the other line out of town. Once I realized we were hosed, I still couldn... (more)
Engineer Lohrbach runs the engine like he stole it. I guess you could call him a bandit! Ha Ha.
Its 1963 and an NP GP9 is resting near the depot after its shift working the yard... Thats my story and im stickin to it!
Identical twins #400 and #401 began their lives out west, beating the mountains that caused other engines to overheat. They came to Minnesota and conquered the snow wearing the classy maroon of th... (more)
I like the angle, which shows off some of the distinct feautres BC Rail had. Two sets of angled ditchlights, marker lights, cab bell, etc.
Newcomers to the Missabe head off to take a nice jog around the wye. I counted 10 Dash 8's on the Missabe today, 4 of them being at Fairlane.
The #2719 hustles The Laker south towards Chicago. But seriously John and Kale are shoveling for their lives.