After preparing for a single shot around 0900, this train was delayed with air problems (around -30 out) and did not depart Cass Lake until 1300, giving us perfect light for a chase. Seen here roa... (more)
Single Soo unit works the CP's Duluth Yard as the city of Duluth rises up in the background. You would be hard pressed to recreate this scene today, as GP22ECO's dominate the bare bones operation ... (more)
Two things not usually seen in the Twin Ports, DRGW units and GP60's, are all rolled into one as the severly overpowered UP Transfer rolls back to their yard in far east Superior, WI. In the backg... (more)
Union Pacifics Twin Ports Transfer digs in as they head through Superior, WI towards Itasca Yard. In the background you can see Duluth,MN and the very place they had come from on this chilly after... (more)
Minntac loads howl through the curve at Iron Junction as they slow for the 10 mph switch at West Wye, where they will enter the Iron Range Subdivision.
Keenan Switch shoves into the plant to rescue the ore train in the distance which had some cars buried by an accident in the loadout pocket. Might not be maroon, but interesting pair nonetheless.
Rapids Local runs at track speed as they approach the end of double track on the Lakes Sub.
Rapids Local shatters the silence in this rural area as they roll at track speeds towards their first stop at Cloquet.
A massive 74 car Rapids Turn waits at Chub Lake to do work for an eastbound that is 30 miles out. Seeing as today is Veterans Day, its was kind of off putting to see they had patched over the Amer... (more)
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!