Milwaukee Road 261 makes for a fine sight (no diesel behind) as it rolls across a former Soo Line bridge south of Superior. This locomotive will run across these tracks again this May on its first... (more)
Under dramatic skies an eastbound arrives at Jasper while a local with a caboose holds in the clear.
With CP receiving its new remanufactured geeps I dug out this shot of EMD's last attempt at a 4-axle rebuild program. You can see the family resemblance but it is safe to say the CP model is uniqu... (more)
A special heavy lift high-wide shipment departs Duluth for the oil sands project in Canada. This train was impressive to watch curving through the terminal trackage in the Twin Ports.
Note the conductor's foot hanging out the window. Good thing the tunnel had decent clearance!
January 17 marks the anniversary of Operation Desert Storm in 1991. This image shows the patriotic SD60M BN painted for the occasion rolling back to Montana with coal empties from Superior, Wiscon... (more)
A heavy duty BN trackmobile works the autorack unloading facility at Daytons Bluff in St. Paul during 1996.
Westbound loaded grain train works up the east side of Marias Pass.
A very interesting leader is on eastbound BN intermodal train 28 just west of Browning. It can be safe to say this F45 ran over these tracks many times under BN ownership.
With just a handful of players, private locomotive leasing in the 1970s and early 1980s wasn't nearly what it is today. I don't know the history of XTRA and what became of them but in 1980 I notic... (more)
Westbound BN freight exits the tunnel at the top of Bozeman Pass.
In the remote reaches of northern Quebec it is common for QCM employees to ship their private vehicles south on the railroad's supply train versus a long and dusty dirt road to Port Cartier. I cou... (more)
Four Wabush RS18s prepare to move ore loads to a connection with the QNS&L.
Under threatening skies the LS&M tourist train snakes along the St. Louis River.
Nice first generation yard power mixes with a departing road train while a Soo Line train moves overhead..