Taconite loads from United Taconite for Duluth docks
A pair of SD40s have brought an empty train up from the dock in Duluth.
With 403 hiding CN-painted sister 404 this train looks like the Missabe of old.
Staged photo taken with permission. ISO 400, f5.6, 20sec.
Loaded ore train for Two Harbours, MN
5951 (ex-KCS 6634 nee-CN 5191), with all of its identifying markings erased, leads a Herzog ballast train westbound.
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.