Almost missed this. I love shooting bandits, but there was a nice UP Transfer about to go by. Luckily I had my cake, and ate it too. I stopped and shot the 0700 Superior pulling into the BNSF's 28... (more)
Normally this would a normal day for the Brainerd Local, but this trip was the last they would make to the mill, which was closed at this point. They dodge traffic for the last time as the fate of... (more)
Who knows how long this gem will survive. Taken on explicit railroad property with permission/PPE worn.
Are they coming, or are they going?
The #2719 hustles The Laker south towards Chicago. But seriously John and Kale are shoveling for their lives.
CHS road power brings a cut of cars out onto the mainline.
True North Country railroading. In a very rare scene, Northshore Mining heads out to receive passenger cars brought by the CN (Missabe) with big power.
Ironic in that the neighborhoods aren't so welcoming any more, at least to revenue making coal trains.
I figured I would take one day to shoot these moves, as I will be working the next 9! Here w... (more)
WSOR, or is it BN? Headlight dances across the frozen lake as it marches onward.
Looking alot like they did some switching at the pulpwood facility, a one unit wonder heads back to Pokegama through MOW territory.
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!
With the trees closing in on all sides the Pokegama Transfer fights towards Proctor Yard in a blizzard.
Rapids Local heads for its namesake with a strike looming in a few hours.
Proctor Road Switch spotting Difco dump cars to be loaded with limestone.
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)