SW1000 35 heads back to work switching the large Sappi paper mill.
A pair of CTRR switch jobs pause for coffee at their shop on Dunlap Island. SW1 No. 33 handles the RIP track while 35 has arrived after switching the Sappi paper mill.
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 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.
Cloquet Terminal's 2608 makes a rare daylight appearance outside the shop while SW1000 35 idles nearby.
Venerable SW-1 number 33 undergoes work to its draft gear in the Cloquet Terminal's shop. I like the new Radio Flyer wagon used by the machinist to haul tools and parts around.
One good thing about long days in the spring/summer is that you can get shots like this as the 6AM job heads to work.
A cold day switching cars in the yard of the Sappi Fine Paper mill in Cloquet, MN.
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)
A vintage former EJ&E SW-1 heads past the Northeastern Hotel on its way to switch.
Cloquet Terminal has placed their former MODOC Genset into service with lettering inspired by the Milwaukee Road and interchange partner BNSF. They also painted the under frame black and added sn... (more)
It just looks cold and in actuality, it was. The day job of the CTRR uses their SW1000 #35 to do switching for the Sappi Fine Paper plant on this cold and clear January day.