ES44ACs on the NSM this morning. Steam at Two Harbors mid day and finally an ore train at last light. A fine day of rail fanning.
Short line carrier Minnesota Northern takes advantage that the leasing company, Independent Locomotive Service (ILSX), is a major part-owner of the company. Minnesota Northern has a roster of fou... (more)
The Minnesota Northern Warroad Local with a third locomotive, ILSX 1328, and a string of boxcars heads out of Thief River Falls over the Red Lake River bound for Crookston via Erskine.
Just before the CREX ES44ACs roll past, a bonus--tailings run up the hill from Silver Bay.
SD40-3s 6935 and 3147 parked at the Mobil Grain terminal in Aylesbury.
M344 passes through the plant at East Joliet, waiting for permission from Metra to proceed across the Rock diamond, so the crew can shove back into the yard to perform the switching duties. An Ill... (more)
On a beautiful morning, M344 heads south with a killer lash-up, consisting of an IC SD40-3, a CN SD60, a CN SD75I and a BCOL C40-8M.
After dropping it's train in BIT, CN 107's power saunters into Mac yard is CN 2451 and IC 6201 (a rare visitor to these parts.) to get serviced and then to be reassigned.
Ex-ACL SD45 1026 now a KCS SD40-3 sits on the point of a C&NW southbound train at Polo,MO. waiting for a crew and the rest of the trip to Kansas City.
A rail train sits at the west end of the yard in Rivers.
In the past these have had GTW reporting marks but this one was lacking any type of identifying mark.
Engineer Elm is reclined and giving a big wave as he hustles a rather lengthy local back towards Fond du Lac.
After wying it's power on the Newmarket Spur, GTW 5945 accepts the signal at Washago to go and re-attatch to it's train before taking it up the Newmarket sub.
DM&IR 403 waits for a loaded ore train to clear part of its train in the yard.
On a clear and cool morning, a taconite train from Minnesota's Iron Range rumbles over the impressive Cloquet River bridge on the way to Proctor, MN.