At around 6:00 AM on Dec. 1st, BNSF freight M-GFDNTW put 32 cars on the ground at Bluffton, MN. The accident blocked the eastbound Empire Builder #8, forcing it to stop at New York Mills. A... (more)
The North Shore Scenic Railroad's Christmas City Express pauses at Duluth Union Depot at sunset on a crisp last day of November.
Delivered by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1910, this 2-8-0 worked hard hauling 48 loaded 50 ton cars or 2700 tons of crude ore at a time from the Soudan Underground Mine on the Vermillion Range... (more)
The conductor walks back to his well worn ex Conrail GE after throwing a switch.
On a cold late fall day in northern Minnesota where the temperature is currently only 2 degrees above zero and a wind chill advisory is in effect with wind chill values of 25 to 40 below zero it's... (more)
After meeting 497 at Nashua, 602 sweeps around the big Barrett curve with a blast from the past in the lead.
After meeting one at Norcross, coal empties from northern Minnesota cruise into Donnelly on a brisk Thanksgiving morning. The air temperature was -13, but luckily there was no wind.
The last DMIR painted SD38-2 hustles limestone empties south.
Compared to the trip up from Proctor in the fog, the skies have now cleared nicely for IC 6261 as it leads a southbound taconite train from U.S. Steel, Minntac along the straight stretch of the CN... (more)
Where Rail Meets Sail! Erie #4211 is no stranger to the shipping industry, having hauled hundreds of thousands of tons of ore to the dock at Taconite Harbor over the years. Now retired, she sits b... (more)
A classic geep leads a transfer towards Rices Point yard.This veteran now resides on Respondeks Port Harbor Railroad and will be back running soon.
IC 6261 leads a northbound empty through the gloom and fog of a typical November day in Minnesota. The train is destined for the U.S. Steel Minntac plant for loading.
A break in the snow and clouds allows for a beautiful sunset as a CP train heads toward Minneapolis.
As snow showers continue along with strong winds, two SD60s fly toward Glenwood with a short westbound, kicking up plenty of snow in their wake.
In the midst of a heavy snow shower, two trains meet at Murray just east of Belgrade, MN. A westbound is in the siding with two SD60s for power as an eastbound with a single GE up front and anoth... (more)