BN 6327 and a former NP passenger F7 or F9B drag a Northtown to Superior freight into Hinkley. The train is operating on the former GN and is about to cross the former NP. The NP line would eventu... (more)
Deep in the woods of northern Minnesota there lives a Soo Line FP7 working in revenue service in 2014. It's currently leading a train of 104 coal empties off the NSSR line on the North Shore to b... (more)
A SD-M and a FP7 plow off a little snow as they roll up the North Shore Scenic Railroad's line to retrieve a string of 104 empty coal cars they put in storage for BNSF a few months ago.
A pair of SD40-2's start out eastbound from the Thief River Falls yard led by Iowa, Chicago & Eastern 6401 with one car in tow past the classic SOO Line Depot in downtown Thief River Falls. The t... (more)
An F unit? Check. In snow? Check. In revenue service? Check. In 2014? Check. Soo Line 2500-A leads an empty coal train being returned from storage on the North Shore Scenic Railroad to BNSF Railw... (more)
The original FP7 demonstrator rolls down towards interchange with the BNSF as she teams with DMIR #316 to deliver coal cars back to the BNSF after being stored on the North Shore Scenic Railroad's... (more)
With a business downturn in the early 1980s, older locomotives were stored and often retired. Alco DL640 (RS27) No. 415, one of Soo Line's two "Dolly sisters" was parked with F7A 2225A in the late... (more)
Missabe 316 showers 36th Avenue East with fresh snow as it rolls north to pick up a train of stored coal cars. This former DM&IR concrete bridge is slated for replacement this spring.
A sharp looking ACe pushes hard on the rear of a loaded oil train. As the train passed, I noticed some of the cars were the old style tank cars.
A bluebird and an ex 2010 Olympic Winter Games ES44 bring an eastbound manifest by Como.
Don't put your life on our line. So reads newspaper advertisements CN runs seasonally in Duluth to remind snowmobiles to stay off their tracks. Here the crew of M343 has just extracted a smashed s... (more)
After waiting at the Hoffman signal tower for a Canadian Pacific switch job to shove back into the St. Paul yard, the eastbound Empire Builder crosses over and proceeds towards the CP River... (more)
Inside the belly of a streamliner. The old gal has a radiator leak - notice all the water on the floor - but that will be repaired in time for its trip to Spencer.
The pure simplicity of the controls in Soo FP7A 2500A contrasts sharply with today's modern locomotives.
Soo Line 2500-A leads an empty coal train being returned from storage on the North Shore Scenic Railroad to BNSF Railway in Duluth.