Three burners on the head end as coal loads head for Superior.
Brainerd Local heads west. It will service the mill in Brainerd for the last time today.
A pair of mine run RS-11s handle a train for loading of iron ore (taconite). The massive LTV pellet plant and crusher are in the distance as well as a pair of GP38s on the hill. This operation was... (more)
The local kicks up dust as it does some street running in Brainerd.
A former SSW SD45T-2 rests inside the Proctor roundhouse while undergoing conversion to B&LE 909. CN removed this portion of the former DM&IR roundhouse last year due to roof issues.
An F9A leads an interesting road set on ore loads departing the mine for Taconite Harbor. The F9A is preserved and operational today at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth.
Coming off the Wayzata Sub in downtown Minneapolis at Stadium.
Spring might have came late this year to Minnesota but todays Empire Builder is running right on-time. Taken from the Wabasha Street Bridge.
Independent Locomotive Service #1340 wobbles its way south from Dakota Junction through the west side of Thief River Falls over the jointed rail of the southern Warroad subdivision. The locomotiv... (more)
The Brainerd Local rolls through the center of 1st Avenue NE on its way to the paper mill in Brainerd.
Westbound coal empties catch the last rays of golden light as they work back to the Powder River for another load.
The Brainerd Local crosses the Tamarack River en route west with two boxcars for the shuttered Wausau paper mill.
The Brainerd Local arrives at its namesake and passes one of the old buildings from the heyday of the NP.
The perils of street running as the Brainerd Local makes one of its last deliveries to the Wausau Paper plant, which ceased production this month.
CP train #290 led by a clean and newer leader CP 9358, has no problem executing the 40 mile per hour track speed as it shoots through the small station of Hazel passing the large CHS Northwest Gra... (more)