Ore empties slow down approaching the wye.
Erie Mining Company Fairmont Hy-Rail motor car No. 8440 is from another era of track inspection, and was used on the 74-mile taconite-hauling railroad operating from Hoyt Lakes to Taconite Harbor,... (more)
Great Northern NW5 No. 192 switches cars for the Lester River Turn, also known as the “Duluth Zephyr,” at Duluth Minnesota, on June 10, 2016. Only 13 rare EMD NW5s were built between December 1946... (more)
Set of cars coming over from BNSF...behind me, a literal gaggle of geese is scurrying for cover.
Empty ore hoppers make their way south behind a trio of C40-8s after making a limestone delivery at Minntac.
A half loaded stack train for Tacoma, WA heads through the Verndale sag
The large box headlight of Northern Pacific’s first locomotive shines brightly next to SD45 No. 3617 at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum at Duluth, Minnesota, on June 10, 2016. The wood-burning N... (more)
Passenger special from Minneapolis is half way between Superior, WI and Duluth, MN as it crosses Saint Louis Bay.
Rock Island 4161 is an F9AM rebuilt from Union Pacific F3A no. 1440A for UP. The unit was built in March 1948 and rebuilt in January 1959. It was one of several Fs acquired by financially strapped... (more)
A Rock Island SW1200RS (flexicoil trucks) handles switching chores at Inver Grove, MN while a caboose from a Soo Line transfer job waits to depart back to Shoreham Yard in northeast Minneapolis (C... (more)
A colourful lash-up rolls through Wadena.
Empty tac cars make their way east behind a recently repainted BLE 900
A pair of GE locomotives hustle a westbound "stack" train through New York Mills at speed.
A DWP transfer run heads southwest on BN trackage under the overpass that leads to the DMIR ore docks on Duluth's west end. The pair of GP38-2s are fairly recent arrivals to the property having st... (more)