One of CP's ECO diesels starts its' shift. Rebuilt from Canadian Pacific GP9 #.1505, which served the rails for fifty years, let's home this one rides the rails for another fifty.
Just off the plane, I switch my usual routine up and visit the bluff rather than Northside. And am treated to a busy morning in St. Paul.
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.
Headed to Two Harbors.
Two SOO powered excursions ran from Duluth to Two Harbors this weekend. The GP30 led two coaches, as it tailed 2719 north from Duluth.
The evening shift is underway. SD60 2225 leads hoppers to Shakopee passing the CGW lift bridge.
Just before the CREX ES44ACs roll past, a bonus--tailings run up the hill from Silver Bay.
The Skally Line power rests.
2719's engineer takes a pause as the Duluth-Two Harbors excursion preps for a return trip.
Looking as if they were fresh out of a LIONEL box, two leased ES44ACs lead the first daylight Load run since one furnace went back on line.
After a long run working Rice's Point in Duluth, 3702 works Northtown.
As last night's rain clouds are pushed into Wisconsin, the day's work begins at Proctor yard.
DMIR 211 puts on a smoke show on an afternoon that the sun played peek a boo behind the clouds.
The evening shift starts at Rice's Point.
Just underway to start a day of moving gons full of reclaimed steel scrap to be recycled into rebars and billets.