Two veterans side by side...
To the kids getting to see Santa inside the coaches, Im sure the train seemed larger than life!
BLE #900 North just got the signal at Adolph and prepares to blast out of Proctor.
One of the most famous locomotives in the LSRM's collection (on permanent loan from the MHS) the William Crooks was James J. Hill's crown jewel. Because of his love for the engine it was saved fro... (more)
They say you appear to yourself in the mirror as three times better looking than you actually are...
CN ore cars are finally starting to get a thick coating of taconite dust, which takes away the sheen and imho makes them look better. This picture also shows why the Missabe used maroon!
On a beautiful fall afternoon, IC #6254 leads empties back to the mine at Minntac.
Looking a little worse for wear DMIR #405 winds its train of empties through the former DM&IR yard at Biwabik. (pronounced BYE WA BIK)
The curve does a good job of hiding the trailing CN motors, as this limestone train blasts out of Proctor headed for either Minntac or Minorca.
At first glance it appears the DM&IR #215 has been added back to the E-Lead Switch, but in an odd pairing its actually the DM&IR #403! Tunnel motors almost always draw road trains but it certainly... (more)
Nice trio of CN SD40-2W's hustle an empty Minorca or Minntac limestone train back to Proctor as they lean into the curve just south of Culver.
Nice trio of CN SD40-2W's hustle an empty Minorca or Minntac limestone train back to Proctor. Normally only Minorca receives limestone by ore jennies, but lately it appears Minntac has been as wel... (more)
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.
An overkill of power takes Minntac loads through West Wye headed for Two Harbors. Trees were flocked very nicely.