A nice BLE Tunnel leads the charge into Waldo, and will soon be in full-dynamics as it tries to hold back it's heavy loaded ore train.
U717 Utac Ore loads heads under the DWP at Munger.
BLE 904 hits the switch at South Alborn with ore loads for Proctor.
U717 is just out of Utac as it steams along Highway 7. Power is BLE 904, DM&IR 403, and CN 6017.
U717 is just out of Utac as it steams along Highway 7 at the slight bend in the Missabe Subdivision at Sax, MN. Power is BLE 904, DM&IR 403, and CN 6017.
A classic all EMD consist and old Missabe ore cars roll south from the mine to Proctor, MN with steaming taconite pellets on a sunny but cold winter day.
With steaming pellets in tow, a U-Tac train bound for Proctor blasts down the mainline in perfect light.
With snow flocked trees in the background the BLE 904 departs Fairlane with not a lick of CN in sight.
These two old girls have been together for a long time. 40 years ago they were created to serve in the tunnels out West, grinding out long trains on the Southern Pacific/SSW. In the '90s they were... (more)
Looking like a Christmas card, Bessember 904 rolls through fresh show with a train of steaming iron ore pellets.
BLE 904-IC 6263-IC 6261 pull 135 loads of iron ore refined at Minntac into Two Harbours only seven miles from their destination.
BLE 904 strains to hold back 135 loads of taconite as she races the sun down the Minntac Sub heading for Two Harbors.
BLE 904, DMIR 400 and DMIR 405 lead a loaded taconite train through Iron Junction and towards Two Harbors.
In 2005, when James Schultz and I both worked at the LSRM, he introduced me to railroad photography. A few years later he left for the IC&E, and now he is back in town, this time as one of the you... (more)