Cenex Harvest States leased ILSX SW9 2117 rolls past the laid-up ore boat Edward L. Ryerson.
Fresh paint and comfortable seating for two outside the new depot styled office building at the Independent Locomotive's Bethel, Minnesota, location.
An old Geep parked on the loop track at the grain elevator complex on the east side of Leeds.
Minnesota Northern's Warroad Local job clears the first interlocking signal for the CP-BNSF diamond at Erskine near Badger Lake. Today's train has two locomotives running DP on the rear making th... (more)
Minnesota Northern's Warroad Local job cruises south of Brooks towards Erskine at the increased 49mph track speed. U.S. Highway 59 similarly had its posted speed limit increased from 55 to 60mph ... (more)
A Mineral Range train of empty covered gondolas is being shoved into Lundin Mining's copper/nickel processing plant at Humboldt. A portion of this plant was originally used to process iron ore unt... (more)
A Mineral Range train of empty covered gondolas has arrived at the copper/nickel processing plant and is about to run around their train for the shove into the loading facility.
A Mineral Range train of empty covered gondolas used to haul copper and nickel concentrate backs into Euclid Yard as a group of snowmobiles waits to cross the track at a grade crossing.
RRVW Jordan Spreader plow extra ran from Breckenridge,MN to Oakes, ND to open the line completely covered in snow.
The next day they would return to Breckenridge via Gwinner. I was treated to... (more)
Here's some more oddities in Middle River: ILSX 922, former Lake Terminal 1015, ILSX 1337, former CP 778, and a Soo Line flat car with various parts. This is one of two groups of storage equipme... (more)
A St. Croix Valley Railroad ILSX unit has the Memorial weekend off and rests at its headquarters in Rush City.
Although the shipping season is over on Lake Superior, grain elevators in Duluth and Superior remain active handling the loading of rail cars for movement to mills.
Compressed air is your friend in the winter, just ask this CHS crew as they use air from their former Soo Line SW9 to clear fresh snow from a switch.
Maroon and gold SW1 1378 moves loaded grain cars from Elevator M on a code blue afternoon. The shuttered lake vessel American Victory hasn't sailed since 2008 and its future is uncertain at best. ... (more)
A pair of ILSX GP35s sit stored in the Elk Grove yard.