As the clouds and cold wind move in off Lake Superior on a late November afternoon, the two man crew working at Holcim Cement wrap up the days duties of unloading a ship and then loading and stag... (more)
You call, we haul. Wonder if that's what the crew was thinking when CN ran a business train filled with CN top brass that operated from Winnipeg to Superior on a cold and gloomy Minnesota spring ... (more)
A quiet Easter Sunday afternoon while a T-Bird crew loads rock from the coarse crusher at United Taconite's North Thunderbird load out pocket, just like every other day of the week and year.
A BNSF oil train ( U-733) rumbles up the CN Rainy Sub passing through the Virginia yard heading to Canada. While not rare, it is different and fairly uncommon to see a BNSF led train passing thro... (more)
A old GP9 waits quietly for the call of duty as a 240 ton United Taconite production haul truck rolls by behind it. This GP9 is used by Laurentian Aggregates to move hoppers around the pit for lo... (more)
Just under Highway 169, BLE 909 hugs the curve leading 138 loads of fresh made marbles from U.S. Steel, Minntac bound for Proctor.
BCOL 4643 leading the L-568 glides southbound past a northbound freight at Iron on the CN Missabe Sub.
In the last light of 2013, DMIR 405 rounds the bend and turns away from the sun heading to Two Harbors with loads of taconite pellets from U.S. Steel Minntac.
The old girl lives! DMIR 403 has been through a lot this year already. Involved in a wreck at Fairbanks earlier this year and at the time it's fate was unknown. CN brass decided to repair it and... (more)
We'll leave the light on. Loram's RG 314 is tied down for the night in the yard at Virginia.
Another CN mixed freight. Another snowstorm. Just another day in northern Minnesota.
They look good anywhere, don't they? A large horse of a different color hangs out deep in CN territory holding the air on a 195 car empty ore train. The train is an "E-Rail" running be... (more)
As the "blue hour" gives way to night, the CTRR employees on board CTRR SW1 #33, which was built in 1941, switch and move cars around in the various yards and trackage inside the Sappi M... (more)
It's a cold morning as crew members prepare their rail grinder for a day of grinding rails for CN.
It's a cold and gloomy day but CN really did up a nice looking CN business train. Filled with CN brass, the train rolls off the DWP Jct. connecting track and heads down the CN Missabe Sub after l... (more)