NSM 650 grunts and NSM 651 groans as they work together lifting heavy, wet coarse waste tailings out of the Lake Superior basin from Silver Bay to the tailings ponds 7 miles inland.
Running slightly behind schedule due to the cold weather, NSM 654, 661, 652 and 653 pull their train of taconite rock through the Superior Nation forest on the way to the shores of Lake Superior a... (more)
After putting its train together, a pair of locomotives in AC&W's attractive paint scheme get rolling out of Star en route to the CSX interchange in Aberdeen. A stop will be made at Candor to swit... (more)
"Brewster Shop Rebuild"
A Wheeling & Lake Erie SD40-3 idles in Rook Yard on a cold night in Janauary. This locomotive was built for the Union Pacific in November of 1966.... (more)
Ore loads head for the Duluth docks behind a trio of vintage EMD road units.
Festive flocking on the trees is fitting of the season as a loaded ore train rolls south for Two Harbors.
One of the coolest leaders I'd seen leading a revenue train in a long time on CN heads through Lubin with train X309. GTW 5946 and CN 2109 provide the power.
The conductor rides on the front of BLE 907 in a small snow squall as they get ready to pull a cut of cars to head south to Harmarville.
Missabe 403 leads a train of steaming Minntac pellets south towards Proctor. The warm weather combined with high moisture in the air formed nice hoarfrost.
A long way up for the Santa Train.
Crossing over the impressive Copper Creek Viaduct, the 72nd running of the Clinchfield Santa Train passes through Clinchport, led by recently built SD40-3 No. 4047.
A EMD quartet leads 144 ore loads down from the U.S. Steel Minntac mine ( barely visible behind the trees) on the CN Minntac Sub. for the CN Missabe Sub then onto the CN Iron Range Sub and eventua... (more)
Four of Watco's (Blue Ridge Southern) SD40-3's soar above the waters of the French Broad river departing Asheville on this beautiful November afternoon.
A quad set of power brings empties from Two Harbors banging across the Ramshaw diamond as they head north to load taconite pellets at the Minorca mine before returning back to Two Harbors.
The Santa Train sits tied down under blue flag protection before the next day's trip to Kingsport.