W&LE 3068, 6384, 3067, and 302 lead train 212 east through Scio, Ohio, on August 10th, 2013.
CP northbound just south of LeClaire,IA..
Went wide here as pellets for Two Harbors roll down the hill. A few miles later engine troubles would bring this train to a crawl and they would limp into Allen Jct. to await rescue.
Trundling through the Bad River Valley, a lengthy 571 continues it's slow trek towards Rapid City at a whopping 10MPH.
The deafening silence of a West River snow shower is broken by the approach of CP's 571 crawling toward Rapid City at a whooping 10 MPH.
Southbound train U54 headed by PRSX SD40-3 locomotive arriving at Guaiana yard.
A U-789 loaded at the west load out pocket at U.S. Steel's Minntac taconite plant travels through Sparta on the CN Iron Range Sub. on the way to Two Harbors, MN.
A 'Sponge Bob Sqaure Cab' unit leads a Dash 9 west on an autorack train.
WE 6311 heads back towards Rook, passing through the backwoods of Avella.
With it feeling and looking more like January rather than the beginning of spring yet in northern Minnesota, BLE 904, 903 and 906 add color while bringing loads of taconite pellets down from the ... (more)
A pair of tiger stripes lead the Westland turn past Millers Run Rd.
Running late, the morning ore train nears Silver Bay with a former GCFX unit leading three EMD sisters.
A loaded tailings train heads to the Milepost 7 basin with one SD40-3 on either end.
A nice matched set of Bessemer SD40T-3s (904, 903, 906) lead a loaded Minntac ore train downgrade into Two Harbors. There are five B&LE tunnel motors assigned to the former Missabe and getting thr... (more)
A cold sunrise over Lake Superior as a yard crew uses a road set to position empty ore cars towards the outgoing.