The Roseport coke job approaches the South Saint Paul yard led by a former SOO SD60 and one of CP's Vancouver Olympics-painted locomotives. It will be fairly smooth sailing from South Saint Paul ... (more)
NS SD60I 6718 leads CP 800 east through Northbrook, entering the Techny cutoff and passing some Milwaukee searchlights.
NS SD60I 6718 leads CP 800 east through Bensenville, approaching B-17 where it will be held for the rush.
CP 800 glides into Wauwatosa,WI with SOO GP38-2 4438 leading
INRD SD9043MAC 9005 leads CP 800 east through the Dells.
Rockin' fresh paint, these leaser Big MACs pass the historic depot in Brookfield as they barrel eastbound toward Milwaukee.
A pair of AC4400's round the curve at Grand Ave as they head east with load of coal.
An all-AC power lash consisting of BNSF 8973 (SD70MAC) and CSX 337 (AC44CW), this loaded coke drag is bound for Fayette County, Indiana
In charge of train #800, the INRD SD9043MAC duo rolls through Lake Forest, right on the heels of 276. The sun was being very helpful on this mainly cloudy, fall afternoon.
The sun followed these units to my lens on a mostly cloudy day. The Big MACs haul coke from Roseport, MN south towards Illinois and points south.
CP 800 eases up to the switch at Division Street to enter the BNSF St. Paul Sub. They'll continue east to St. Croix where they'll access the CP River Sub to Chicago.
CP 800 passes downtown St. Paul with a pair of INRD units. The red MAC's have been a common sight in the Twin Cities every few days on coke trains to and from Roseport.
As the sun finds the perfect sucker hole in the clouds, INRD 9009 and 9010 bring their coke train into Galewood Yard to receive a fresh crew.
Southbound Indiana Railroad coke train makes an appearance at Blue Island.
INRD 9011, 9001 lead 74 loads of coke down the CP River Sub back to Indiana.