Accelerating out of the sag, Missabe motors shake the ground as they head to the BNSF.
The 193/316 have plied these rails intermittently for their entire lives. This shot taken from railroad property by an employee. Train winds through downtown Duluth. From this angle, the hogbacks ... (more)
The 193/316 have plied these rails intermittently for their entire lives. Here they are beginning their descent into the middle of the city down the infamous Lemon Drop Hill, dynamics howling to k... (more)
On a shortline railroad crewmembers have to take on different jobs. Normally a section crew would have come through and blown out these switches. Not here in the middle of the frozen tundra. The e... (more)
With the yard at Silver Bay plugged, all the #651 can do today is drop off cars (middle track) and let the ones the CN dropped off (left track) sit another day. They will run light back the the Ba... (more)
In an almost never photographed scene, two NSM employees (Engineer operating air gun) blow out switches at Norshor Junction. Its unfortunate that they have no way to wash their engines.
Tailings thunder by ancient Reserve Mining searchlights, with both engines able to be seen.
Look ma' no trucks! Superliner is jacked up as diligent crews run miles of wire, replace all electrical, and perform body work. Taken with permission, supervision and all PPE.
Where are my clothes? Superliner being rebuilt looks naked without its Amtrak dress. In the foreground is a dummy truck used to ferry all the cars around while their trucks are being rebuilt. Take... (more)
Superliner car being completely rebuilt by the superb forces at Beech Grove. A rare look inside the fortress of Amtraks #1 maintenance facility. Taken with permission, supervision, and all PPE.
Steaming pellets from Minntac gingerly ease around the curve at West Wye bound for Two Harbors.
With grey units soon to take over leading the majority of North Shore Mining trains, shoot solid blue while you can!
Fresh loads steam at United Taconite while I struggle to figure out why people keep saying the CN took over. I see a Missabe engine, with Missabe ore cars...
Everything in this shot besides the rails will be gone in 5 years.
342 thunders down the main with the BCOL cowl threatening to blow up.