The cab of cosmetically restored Illinois Central 2-8-0.
Holding for a UP train to pass.
One up the Hudson, the other down.
GEs, on short term lease for testing, haul ore to Silver Bay from Babbit,MN. After viewing Dave Schauer"s and Todd M's shots, I decided to try the medium view. This was early on in a very good d... (more)
Homeward bound on a beautiful Saturday evening.
Startling the sea gulls on the trestle is AC4400CW 725 leading a northbound.
Just who is that lone railfan way down there?
From right to left: ES44DC 5272, C40-8 7614, GP38-2 2646, GP40-2 4411, GP38-2 2811; a nice mix of 6 and 4 axles over Iona Island trestle.
Steam excursion from Duluth to Two Harbors.
One last shot and off to the airport.
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.