With the sun blanketing the northern Minnesota landscape, BLE 900 continues to lead the charge northbound on the CN Iron Range sub headed for U.S. Steel Minntac with 145 empties after just complet... (more)
The engineer throttles up his 4 EMD's and accelerates 145 cars of taconite pellets continuing the trip that started at the ArcelorMittal Minorca mine and will end at the yard at Two Harbors.
CSX W98915 has arrived into downtown Pelzer. Cutting through the concrete abutments that date back to the GS&A and Piedmont & Northern era. In less than a mile they would meet Greenville - Pelzer,... (more)
CSX W98915 has just turned onto the Lee Power Plant Lead; off of the Belton Subdivision mainline in Pelzer, SC and is just moments away from arriving at it's destination at the Lee Power Plant. Th... (more)
Chicago Bound early morning train from Kansas City breaks the quiet of the small town of Stillman Valley.
A sucker hole bursts through the clouds for a split second to illuminate the nose of freshly repainted BLE 900 as it and 3 other EMD's pull 145 empties north on the CN Iron Range sub destined for ... (more)
Racing clouds that seemingly came out of no where, a fresh BLE #900 slows for a meet at Jones.
A very freshly repainted BLE #900 takes a little of the sting off of discovering a bunch of pines have grown up and ruined a beautiful curve shot there. This is what I managed. I'm not sure who pa... (more)
The freshly painted BLE #900 is barely outpacing the impending clouds as they slow for a meet at Jones. Check out the rear cars.
There's not much else that tops fresh tree flocking in the north woods of Minnesota. Loads for Two Harbors blast through Fairbanks as they head south.
A SpongeBob Squarecab splitting the signals. CN 327 with rebuild SD40-3 CSXT 4070 leading (dubbed 'SpongeBob Squarecabs' by railfans) and CSXT 88 trailing splits the signals on CN's Kingsto... (more)
5 SD40-2's of various heritage rush the Brewster to Spencer to Medina and return local east back towards where they started their trip.
There's no mistaking those bodies...
What a chase...with a third orange motor hidden, taconite loads for Proctor hammer through Saginaw on a gorgeous winter day. Should be maroon, but a trio of former sister road B&LE motors is hard ... (more)