Shortly after leading the JSW1 (L509) into the yard, EJ&E 656 pauses for a moment.
On a cold night at Waterloo, the roundhouse is moving power around to get a consist together for a late M338. This power just came in off a extra from the west that plowed quite a bit of snow due ... (more)
An IAIS detour waits for a BNSF crew about a mile east of the Silvis Transfer.
A relief crew is in charge of CN local 517 to New Brighton, MN as it kicks up the snow at New Richmond, WI. An unusual treat is the pair of EJ&E units brightening up a stormy day.
The four unit MRF hauls coal loads and bentonite hoppers southward towards Allen Jct. after blasting through the crossing at Aurora, MN. The coal is for Mesabi Nugget and the hoppers are going to... (more)
The MRF shoves coal loads into Allen Jct. to be used by the Mesabi Nugget plant, the worlds first full scale iron nugget plant producing 97% pure nuggets for use in steelmaking.
EJ&E SD38-2 665 switches the yard at Plover. Quite weird to see a EJ&E up here, but I'll take it!
DM&IR 212 leaves United Taconite's Fairlane plant after dumping 100 loads of raw taconite.
EJ&E 674 leads a light power set off local 593 in Two Harbors as DM&IR SD38-2 215 switches new CN ore cars in the yard.
EJ&E 674 leads a light power set on local 593 in Two Harbors after they left their train at Wales for delivery tomorrow to Northshore Mining.
A sight that won't happen again, unfortunately. EJ&E J-Ball SD38-2 662 and EJ&E straight SD38 J-Ball 650 lead the JSW1 south through Minooka. 662 is now working out of Wisconsin and 650 is retired... (more)
EJ&E 674 (now working in Minnesota, along the DM&IR) and EJ&E 650 (now retired) lead the JSW1 south through Minooka, nearing the end of the trip to Morris.