Organizers managed to squeeze every possible amount of sunlight for the 3617 special, and with the pizza train knocking its brakes off at the museum, it's time to call it a day.
On this side of the world, it runs as GN 400. Elsewhere, it'd be MNTX 400.
It's a fine, fine day for some maintenance-of-way....and since they occupy the right-of-way, rather than delay, whaddaya say we go back that-a-way since it's more than just a weed spray or survey.
So, what happens when the wye you plan to turn your train on is inaccessible due to trackwork? You grab what you plan to restore to GN 325 and run the other way. I can actually remember getting ... (more)
This train will yard and later, the 6AM PRS will take the engines down to Missabe Junction after bringing loads up with a similar set.
The "6AM PRS" makes its first trip to the docks with ex-ATSF 821 leading. They will drop the empties and pick up limestone loads. The loaded pellets above came down the previous mornin... (more)
1325 & 1326 were modified to resemble SD45 designations of NP 3634 & 3630 for one day. 1325 was built as DRGW 5335 and recently ran as CITX/CEFX 2794 while 1326 is ex-UP/CEFX/CITX 2795 nee-SP 884... (more)
1326 is dressed up to play the part of NP 3634 today, event organizer Steve Glischinski can be seen holding the NP logo before the day's train is put together. Thanks to him and the St. Croix Val... (more)
A great many thanks to the WGN and Steve Smedley for inviting charter participants to witness this event. The two "Wabash" F's will eventually be repainted to match the rest of the WGN ... (more)
Train is crossing from MN to WI, quite literally down the middle of the bridge. If you like to fish and watch a few trains, here's your spot.
Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I'd be pulling up "Northern Pacific" from the drop down menu to upload, would always be a classic slide scan I'd click on by someone else.... (more)
This literal step back in time courtesy North Shore Scenic Railroad, Lake Superior Railroad Museum & Steve Glischinski.
It's fairly typical for the morning local to gather up all the engines in the yard to keep them out of the way as the various other locals and road train are assembled.
Amazing what a commuter rail operation can do to make a run-of-the-mill CSX motor look like part of a Heritage fleet, since you never know if or when you'll see it. When 455 can't get to Taft by ... (more)