Three deuces lead a 139 car #482 past BNSF's Northtown Yard on a beautiful Spring morning.
Chilly temperatures made for a nice plume of steam as the 261 made a break-in run between Minneapolis and Glencoe, MN on the former Milwaukee Road transcontinental mainline. Here she's seen just ... (more)
The Empire Builder makes up good time lost during the night around Fargo by shortening the St. Paul station stop. From St. Paul to Chicago the train would not do any worse than a few min... (more)
The fresh red paint on this former Oakway SD60 stands out in a sea of white as blowing snow drifts in the train. Welcome to an extended winter.
I can't imagine these bandits will last long in Milwaukee colors, but then again we said that 25 years ago....
Checking the bearings with an IR reader and soon to take on water.
A couple enjoys the view as the 261 steams along the Twin Cities & Western west of Minneapolis.
Missabe 193 is small in comparison to the Mesabi Miner. Compare this shot to 432284 taken exactly one week earlier.
Heavy snow hangs from the code line as an empty ore train begins its assault on Proctor Hill from the dock in Duluth.
This hi-rail blower has earned its keep this winter as it has seen nearly constant use in March and April. It is loud - as confirmed by the one employee covering his ears.
She's back! After four years of being dormant in the shops in Mineapolis receiving a complete overhaul, Milwaukee 261 attacks the mainline for the first time, leading a five car test train ... (more)
RP.Net contributor Max Medlin uses a former Minnesota Power GE to shuffle ailing DM&IR 316 back to the barn while sister 193 stands ready to go it alone.
Loaded ore train eases down the 2.9% grade into Two Harbors through a winter wonderland, in April.
Looks great, Smells good and muddy roads.
Mechanical problems with a sister unit forced the DM&IR #193 into service solo. She did a great job, pulling 123 coal cars 26 miles over some decent grades. Seen here about to hit the lakefront.