Outside of the EMD F and E unit line the GP30 is the best aesthetically styled locomotive EMD has produced, in my humble opinion. How can one argue when seeing restored Soo Line 700 kicking up a p... (more)
The star of the Disney film "Iron Will" leads a special passenger excursion out of Two Harbors for Duluth in 1993. The logging road Mikado is currently on display at the Lake Superior Ra... (more)
The 0700 job returns with empties near the isolated set-out track named Reserve (named for its close proximity to the Reserve Mining mainline). F9A 4214 has been sold and is headed to a new owner.... (more)
This former B&O S-2 is still on the roster but a pair of rebuilt "hammerhead" UP EMD switchers do most of the work today at the Boise plant in Frostbite Falls.
There aren't too many end cab switchers remaining on the BNSF roster but here we find three awaiting their next call to duty in Duluth.
Battle of Light. The signals at Noimi Jct. battle to protect the CN Minntac Sub from an oncoming train. The signals won and the train headed up the CN Missabe Sub.
One of two remaining F9(A) units waits to be moved off property due to a recent sale. The parts behind the 4210 are parts and pieces from the F9(B) 4223, 4224, 4225 that were recently scrapped.
The three fuel tanks are all that remains from the three Erie Mining Co. F9(B) units that have recently been deemed scrap and cut up by a contractor for razor blades etc..
One of the two remaining Erie Mining Co. F units still on the old Erie Mining Co. ( later LTV Steel and now Cliffs Erie ) property stares at the remains of her sister F9(B) units 4224, 4223, and 4... (more)
Milwaukee Road 261 is decorated for "North Pole Express" duties; it's the first steam locomotive to use St. Paul Union Depot since CB&Q 5632 - and that was fifty years ago.
Milwaukee Road 261 is loading some last-minute passengers as it prepares to depart Union Depot for the "North Pole." At the same time, Canadian Pacific's Holiday Train is visiting the d... (more)
View from the rear platform of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train as we roll westbound through the ex-Northern Pacific 1885 brick-lined tunnel under Westminster Junction.
Two GP9s work sans their slug partner on the E lead.
GN "Hustle Muscle" sits outside the museum as a BNSF coal train passes.
MILW 908, a venerable Baldwin VO-1000 rests outside the Pig's Eye Yard roundhouse on a chilly January 1975 morning. Milwaukee had a number of Baldwins still in service in the Twin cities area at t... (more)