A loaded ore train with cars equipped with traditional friction bearing trucks and steel brake shoes creates a smoke cloud as it nears the base of the 2.2% grade of Proctor Hill near the Duluth or... (more)
NSM 660 a former CN/WC SD40-3 leads a short train up the steep grade from the processing plant back to the yard. This move is seldom seen and even more seldom photographed.
After bringing in a train of ore into Silver Bay, the 11am loads departs with a train of empties in tow for Babbit.
This old GP9 (ex-UP 224) leased from the Northern Plains Railroad to Laurentian Aggregates moves hoppers of rock as a CN land barge rolls southbound down the CN Rainy Sub.
This old GP9 (ex-UP 224) leased from the Northern Plains Railroad to Laurentian Aggregates has a dream job in it's twilight years. This locomotive works Monday thru Friday and travels about 300 y... (more)
"Benny Baldwin" putters away at the pellet storage area waiting for the next switching job.
A former GN F-Unit in Northern Pacific colors was on display at the Bandana Square for a few years. The NP colors were chosen to match the history of the place, which were the former NP Como locom... (more)
Bessemer 904 shoves empty ore cars to the outgoing yard while an ore boat loads at Dock 2. CN owns the ship as well as the train and dock facility.
Old meets new. Amtrak #7 stopped at Midway Station in St. Paul with the Milwaukee Road Hiawatha Skytop Lounge.
Having been delivered earlier in the year this pair of freshly rebuilt tunnel motors lift ore empties up the southbound main out of Two Harbors. The track the train is on has a 2.9% grade as it di... (more)
7212 and 7201 stand with an empty crude ore train in a siding to meet a loaded train. 7215 and a mate grind up a long incline towards the pellet plant. The ore trains in the pit worked in push-pul... (more)
7207 and 7204 work a crude ore train at one of the loading pits in the vast mine area.
7222 and 7220 work a crude ore train at one of the loading pits in the vast mine area.
No mistaking the DM&IR #215! While #211 and #212 are down for maintenance at least Proctor put a clean unit on the E-Lead...
Former GMTX #9046 looks nice and shiny as it and a sister lead the MRF north towards Keenan. Only the #5414 was running.