The Engineer tosses his grip and lantern onto the platform prior to boarding. A cold snap has hit the south as seen by the frost developing on the ties. During the exposure the 6909 lost its manne... (more)
While most people are sleeping, a crew comes on duty in Candor. Taken with permission.
Freshly baked taconite pellets steam in the sub-zero temps on New Years Day.
Three matching units haul 74 loads south to a crew change as Greenville as they march through the swamp.
The sound this train make was amazing. From miles away the engines could be heard straining in Run 8 as they dug in through the snow storm and lugged 74 loads towards Greenville and a new crew.
Loads dig in as they head for Greenville in a whiteout blizzard.
Trio of Bessemer motors grind through the curves as they lug 74 loads up the grade headed for Bessemer. This was a momentary lull in the major snow squalls.
A derail is put in place to prevent runaway equipment from entering the mainline. This derail stands guard on a dreary winter day.
Wheel chocks are employed to hold the 6919 while it takes the weekend off.
A tonnage-reduced and very late running 5AM train works east in temps near -10F. A former GCFX SD40-3 leads (one of three on the roster).
Not too many places left to see former SP tunnel motors leading trains but chances of seeing one or two are still good on the Iron Range in northern Minnesota. The DMIR tunnel motor class unit num... (more)
Codeline, Bessemer, and Taconite pellets. May not scream Missabe completely, but still shouts US Steel!
With a seemingly endless train of ore cars in tow, the infamous (and rare!) trio Bessemer motors thunders down the Missabe towards the Iron Range.
The rare B&LE trio thunders through Munger in a snow squall as they head for United Taconite and a long day on 'da Range.
ACWR 6910 and 6918 lead a train past a cemetery near Oakboro, NC.