Two classic EMD SW1s hustle a load of pulpwood along the line of the Cloquet Terminal - formerly the Duluth & Northeastern - at Cloquet, Minnesota.
On a nice clear winter day the Cloquet Terminal Railroad switches the large Sappi Paper Mill at Cloquet, MN.
Cloquet Terminal Railroad SW1000 no. 35 and an SW1 are parked at the paper mill. Another switcher is in the background near the mill buildings. With the galvanized garbage cans protecting the top ... (more)
The veteran switcher still working for the Cloquet Terminal tries it's best to rival the exhaust show of the large Sappi mill looming behind them.
The big workhorse of the Cloquet Terminal, SW1000 #35, shuffles and switches cars in the yard at Sappi Paper in Cloquet on a cold December day as the hustle and bustle of the mill goes on in the ... (more)
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.