It still looks like winter in northern Minnesota and it feels like it too. As the cool winds blow, a freshly loaded train of taconite from U.S. Steel Keetac ( the plant is just outside this small... (more)
As a loaded taconite train behind a clean SD70ACe rolls towards Superior, the Kelly Lake local behind a decent looking SD40-2 is on the siding and a rolling exchange of paper work and friendlies t... (more)
The ugly big brother. The DPU of a loaded taconite train makes the cleaner SD40-2 look small but size isn't everything.
Under the watchful eye of the man on the moon and a some passing jets overhead, the Kelly Lake local gets to work switching empties for loads at Brookston before heading back home to Kelly Lake, M... (more)
A late winter storm makes things difficult for operations in the Twin Ports.
Empty coal hoppers head north to the coal fields.
A southbound ballast train crests the grade at Lava Butte Summit, 11 miles south of Bend, OR.
Showing evidence of fighting snow en route to Superior, these two coal trains wait for their turn to dump at Midwest Energy Resources.
Santa Fe in the Pacific NorthWest. Ex ATSF 5098 brings up the rear of the Roy Turn. A few mile south at Nisqually, the train will reverse directions and take the old NP Prairie line up to about ... (more)
Two days after Christmas, a BNSF coal train led by an EX BN SD70MAC slowly rounds the banked curve around the Galesburg yard.
A switch crew goes about their work as a late season storm ramps up. The deer in the distance is looking for a dinner of spilled grain.
Fakebonnet at Homer - We chased this westbound warbonnet from Java all the way to West Goffs where we lost the light.
I just love this paint scheme and it is getting harder to find i... (more)
California bound coal train, passing over the art deco bridge, about 30 miles south of Sin City
BNSF 6719 races east through Coal City, IL with a hot intermodal train in the late fall sunset. 1/500 F8 Ektachrome 100VS