As the last light of the day fades to darkness, DMIR 405, DMIR 409 and BLE 909 run track speed south down the Missabe Subdivision for Proctor with steaming taconite pellets in tow.
57 loaded side dumps full of limestone scurry along the Missabe behind a trio of big 60s.
The Empire Builder passes the classic Northrup King Building in the Northeast neighborhood of Minneapolis on a cold clear November day. Right not the train is running close to five and hal... (more)
A helper set glides across Highway 23 in western Duluth prior to bridge crews placing a new span across the road. This work was done in the dead of night with the road being closed for 30-minute i... (more)
A helper set glides down Steelton Hill in western Duluth and passes by new bridge construction for double track. The track and narrow bridge the units are on will be replaced by two new bridges, t... (more)
A pair of SD40-2's, the CP 5872 and DM&E 6366 head towards La Crosse with a local freight.
The first railroad line to Tower was built by the Duluth and Iron Range Railroad (D&IR) and completed in 1884. The Soudan Mine had opened the previous year, necessitating the construction of a rai... (more)
DMIR 403 leads the way pulling 141 cars of taconite pellets out of the yard track at United Taconite ( some of which can be seen above the 403 ) and onto the CN Missabe Sub ( foreground ) as they ... (more)
A pair of SD70s winds an eastbound stack train through the curves and onto the KO Subdivision from the Prosper Subdivision. The train detoured via Prosper due to a derailment at Casselton, ND, on ... (more)
A brand new GEVO leads oil mtys westbound.
Almost "Hitchcocked" as a large flock of pigeons take flight upon the arrival of a CP transfer. Spilled grain attracts birds and deer, especially when snow begins to cover the ground. A ... (more)
A fitting scene for Veterans Day as the Grand Rapids Local makes a set-out in Cloquet before heading west. A hearty thank you to all active and retired military personnel.
DMIR 402, DMIR 403 and DMIR 408 sit on the curve for the approach to the CN dock 6 and stare at a red signal, waiting to return to Proctor yard with the empties.
A transfer engine at the MN&S shop. Taken with Kodachrome II film and a Miranda G camera.