In my favorite shot of the day, the Fudge Pop twins start the descent on the main part of the grade on Lemon Drop Hill, with their dynamics howling and doing a fine job of holding the 123 cars bac... (more)
Last original Missabe unit remaining on the former DM&IR property nowadays, albeit in drag.
One of my favorite consists rolls through Carlton en route to Rapids.
#215 smokes it up as she shows her age. Missabe SD38-2's are unwanted by a large number of engineers nowadays, on the road at least, due to their 2,000 horses as opposed to the IC SD40-3's 3,000. ... (more)
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)
NSM #2001 returns home after a brief stint up in the cold of Northern Minnesota. Taken on private property.
This brings an amazing spring break to a close, in a perfect way! You see, I traveled all the way out to Pennsylvania and....
1500 PRS heading to the BNSF for commercial traffic.
Bad never looked so good. JJ and Randy bring the 0700 Superior back to Stinson.
As a snow storm brews coal empties fight their way to Superior. The crew is about 20 miles from home now.
Brainerd Local throttles up to 60 mph as they leave town.
Who knows how long this gem will survive. Taken on explicit railroad property with permission/PPE worn.
Coal power laying over.
With the new CP patch plan, who knows how long these will be around for? I think this was a nice shot for #10,000 out of my camera.
BRC #306 and slug buddy shove 80+ cars up the steep grade to the hump yard. Sounded amazing!
Everything in this shot besides the rails will be gone in 5 years.