I guess its too much to hope for nice units on a milestone train for the CP... The widest load ever handled out of Port Terminal is about 3 hours into their journey and just received a BNSF crew. ... (more)
Empties for Unitac are assembled with the last maroon tunnel motor in charge.
Empties for U-Tac struggle with engine problems as they thunder upgrade near Munger.
Limestone loads roll towards Minntac with 12,000 horsepower, as opposed to the Missabe days when the trains would run with between 6000 and 9000 horsepower.
After a lengthy and annoying arguement with the trainmaster about what constitutes a Initial Terminal Air Brake Test and what a carman's job is, this limestone finally departs for Minntac with the... (more)
With 10 rebuilt SD40-3's set to arrive any week now, the fate of these tunnel motors is uncertain. Having been rebuilt a few years ago I assume they will continue to be Iron Range mainstays, but i... (more)
With some engine trouble, U717 slugs around the curve at Coons giving her all they got.
Ethanol empties with an ex QNS&L leader start the battle up Stockton Hill as the sun comes out. Not a single leaser was seen on this day!
Ethanol empties with an ex QNS&L leader attempt to outrun the thunderhead behind them as they slug through Utica, MN on Waseca Sub. Douglas Hildebrandt can be seen framing up a going away shot.
After screaming at some yuppies to get off the tracks and having them stare stupidly at us, the ICE trio thunders through Dakota doing all of the new 60 mph speed limit.
Vintage power winds coal empties through the curves as they head off of the BNSF to home rails and a trip up the Lakefront Line for storage.
Vintage power shoves in Run 8 up the longest hill on the Lakefront Line.
Coal empties hold up traffic on the busiest crossing on the NSSR as coal empties are shoved back north for more storage.
I have wanted this shot for a long time. In the summer its really hard and a short passenger train just doesnt do it for me. In the winter when the line shifts to car storage normally the train is... (more)
M347 thunders under Highway 33 doing all of track speed. Nice to see these cowls out stretching their legs.