NSSR 9169, reportedly the oldest operating RDC in the United States, is all decorated for the Christmas City Express. This former C&NW RDC shuttles passengers on a short run from the Fitgers Br... (more)
Most of the passengers that have bought their tickets are on board already at the Fitgers Complex for a short trip to the incredible Christmas Light Displays of Bentleyville at Duluth's Bayfront P... (more)
A EMD quartet leads 144 ore loads down from the U.S. Steel Minntac mine ( barely visible behind the trees) on the CN Minntac Sub. for the CN Missabe Sub then onto the CN Iron Range Sub and eventua... (more)
CTRR #31 and crew pass by the historic Northeastern saloon and hotel on the way home after a day of switching the Sappi mill.
Almost done for the day, CTRR #31 positions the loaded log cars from the lower tracks up to the track where they feed the logs into the plant. After they spot this cut it's quitting time.
The utility person stops in for a visit with the crew on board CTRR SW1 #31 while they sit and wait for the other CTRR crew on board SW1000 #35 to move some cars before they go back to work.
After loading the train, the crew sits back and enjoys the last rays of sun while they wait for the work block on the Missabe Sub to expire.
After the bigger SW1000 #35 was done for the day, SW1 #31 still had some switching to do. Here the crew pulls loaded log cars from the wood yard up to the track where the grapple will unload the... (more)
The big workhorse SW1000 shuffles and switches cars in the yard at Sappi Paper in Cloquet on a cold December 1st as the hustle and bustle of the mill goes on in the background.
With just minutes to go before the work block expires, factory fresh Loram RGS Specialty Grinder RGS 8 works on the Missabe Sub at Mountain Iron Jct. grinding rail for CN in the last light of the ... (more)
Factory fresh Loram RGS Specialty Grinder RGS 8 works on the Missabe Sub at Iron Jct. grinding rail for CN.
On a unseasonably cold day in northern Minnesota, BNSF 5342 leads a cut of hoppers into the United Taconite property for the loading of pellets. They will then begin the trip to a steel mill in M... (more)
A dirty pair of Dash 8's split the searchlights at Wolf as they head south on the Missabe Sub. for the United Taconite plant with rock.
A pair of Dash 8 CN Anniversary units provide a little color to an otherwise gloomy northern Minnesota November afternoon.
A gloomy day as CN 6020 is in charge of the southbound empties after delivering limestone loads to Minntac.