C&IM SD38-2 71, SD9 54 and SD18s 61 and 60 head back through Petersburg light to pick-up the remaining half of their coals loads. Just as back in the steam days of the C&IM, doubling Petersburg H... (more)
The last Missabe maroon SD38-2 rattles the steel bridge over the St. Louis River on a near perfect morning hauling 93 loads of taconite rock and 2 empties southward.
An empty Iron Ore train bound for Minntac Mine near Mountain Iron, MN, has just passed thru the east end of double track at Jones. This train came out Two Harbors empty and will load at Minntac an... (more)
A southbound C&IM freight trundles down the joint C&IM - B&O trackage between Ridgely Tower and the C&IM yard located adjacent to North Grand Avenue in Springfield. SD38-2 #70, RS1325 #30, SD9 #5... (more)
The 212 and other SD 40's of various types sit idle at the Two Harbors diesel facility on a fogy night. Kind of cool seeing all this older power in 2010 on a class one railroad. CN keeps this powe... (more)
It is a cool and rainy day on the Iron Range as this loaded ore train out of Minntac Mine near Mountain, MN, rolls south at MP 32. 32 miles left til this train is its destination of Two Harbors, M... (more)
An empty iron ore train rolls thru the west end at Biwabik. This train is heading towards Minntac Mine near Mountain Iron, MN, for loading. This train is 59 miles north of Two Harbors, which is wh... (more)
Patience is a virtue. After all the other rail fans had left, the sun finally popped out and illuminated what I consider an easy Catch of the Year winner, and its only May! Last two maroon engines... (more)
Their U.S. Steel roots run deep, but in 2010 these three units are now under the CN flag as they roll the MRF south towards Proctor dodging rain showers all the way. The two Missabe units, 215 and... (more)
A rare catch in sun on a mostly cloudy day - all in the U.S. Steel family as J 674 leads the last two maroon Missabe units left operating (215/403) towards Proctor. 215 was dead after having suff... (more)
May first brings us EJ&E 670 humping cars in Joliet yard.
It's a frigged New Years morning with temps around zero but the EJE 671 has no problem working in the cold on the trim job just south of Markham Yard.
The westbound Blue Island - Council Bluffs road freight prepares to depart in the twilight hour.
EJ&E 662 leads the Smurfit Stone job through Joliet, headed east, shortly after crossing the Rock.