With work complete at Wabasha, CP 6260 and DME 6090 and back on the high iron to St Paul, Minnesota. CP 6260 is leading the show today, and looking mighty sharp through the curve at Maple Springs
With a rare visitor up front, CP 298 is rolling down the siding track at Donehower to meet one. You can see the conductor in the nose window, ready to toss a water bottle out the door.
The sun is quickly rising into the summer sky and working to burn off some patchy fog near Hawley as a Q train heads for Dilworth.
A little wading required to get to this spot, but well worth it on a nice summer morning as eastbound coal loads behind a pair of SD70ACe's rush across the Crow Wing River near Motley.
The longest Empire Builder I've personally seen climbs through the Lake Park curves on a perfect summer morning behind four locomotives.
DMIR 210, 410 and 212 rolls a morning ore transfer down Proctor Hill from Proctor Yard to the Duluth ore docks. The train is about to pass under a frontage road and I35 as it passes a lot full of ... (more)
On this day in 1893, at approximately 5:19 p.m., for the first time a load of iron ore mined from the Merritt’s Iron Mountain Mine along the Mesabi Iron Range arrived in Duluth with ten cars pulle... (more)
Raw ore heads for Silver Bay.
A pair of SD40-2's, along with a GP, lead the daily local out of Superior and will serve industries along the line.
The train pictures have been few and far between for me lately. A couple of GEVOs finding a hole in the clouds near Belgrade was good enough for me to pull over and dust the camera off.
A northbound U788 from Two Harbors, MN to U.S. Steel's Minntac plant at Mountain Iron rolls along the CN Iron Range Sub near Gilbert on a nice mid-summer afternoon.
36 years after first photographing DMIR at Proctor, the color scheme has changed, the power is different, but the heritage still comes through. By 2005 the remaining SD9/18s were pretty much rebui... (more)
Taconite pellets can be found strewn all around the old Missable right of way, and this crossing is no different. A local heads north onto the Range with a trio of EMDs.