WOAH! COMING AT YA! While all the other railfans were settling for posed shots, I went for the "off-the beaten path" shots, so to speak. No one else was around as the Hustle Muscle came blasting o... (more)
At matched Great Northern streamline rolls over the Little Sucker at Palmers. The engineer is even authentic - a former Great Northern hogger that ran these in regular service!
At matched Great Northern streamlined train, led by the prototype SD45, under sunny skies in the north woods. Is there anything better?? This photo was possible because of the tremendous efforts... (more)
GN 400 pulls a matching consist for Railfan Weekend 2009. THANKS to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum and Steve Glischinski for organizing this event.
The prototype SD45 - Huscle Muscle - pulls a matching train of GN streamliners on the North Shore Scenic Railroad at Lakewood, Minnesota. The unit is owned by the Great Northern Railway Historica... (more)
The Hustle Muscle looks mighty fine as the photo special pauses for the photographers.
Retired GN engineer Frank Christopherson feels right at home in the cab of the Hustle Muscle.
Its 1985 and the former GN power, which just got a nice repaint, runs around its coal train. In reality this is the Hustle Muscle on the North Shore Scenic Railroad, but we can dream right?
GN SD45 "Hustle Muscle" rolls across a scenic stream along the north shore of Lake Superior.
GN SD45 "Hustle Muscle" and little sister NW-5 192 pose at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum's "Railfan Weekend" in Duluth. Lighting by S. Glischinski, J. Terry, S. Smedley and C. M. Guss.
A former Santa Fe F45 takes on a new life as Great Northern 441. Filling the next number slot of GN F45s, the 441 is heading for the Izaak Walton Inn in Essex, Montana to become a locomotive cabin... (more)
The "Huscle Muscle" poses for night photos during the 2009 NRHS convention.
Great Northern SD45 400 "Hustle Muscle" leads the NRHS convention special over BNSF's ex-GN Lakes Sub en route to Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
Great Northern SD45 400 "Hustle Muscle" leads the NRHS convention special out of Duluth towards Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
In a very rare move, the GN SD45 "Hustle Muscle", the first production SD45 leads a NRHS Special to Grand Rapids, MN.