After grinding rail all day along the CN Missabe Sub, Loram RG316 and crew have now stopped grinding and pulled up to clear the nearest road crossing so as to let the support crews of water trucks... (more)
The searchlight signals protecting the Missabe Sub have fallen and have been replaced with the newest latest and greatest style signals. These new signals were illuminated a few days prior and ar... (more)
One hundred eighty cars of taconite pellets weighing in at more than 17,000 tons is on the move from U.S. Steel's Keewatin Taconite through Kelly Lake to the BNSF dock at Allouez, Wisconsin.
All is quiet in Kelly Lake and the local assigned here idles away in cold and dark of night.
Some fresh paint on the Grand Rapids local as they come to a stop to set out cars in Cloquet before continuing on the Grand Rapids.
In between fall colors and the white of winter is stick season in NE Minnesota with the weather usually drab and cold on these short days. CN tries to brighten up the dull afternoon with a colorf... (more)
A pair of veteran SD40-2's still moving freight for the railroad. These two (BNSF 1953 and BNSF 1964) are currently assigned to the Kelly Lake local job and the three person crew is coming down f... (more)
The story of the former Missabe railroad is long pellet trains from the mines to the docks and much shorter trains that served businesses that served those mines. After CN took over it's still ve... (more)
A week ago it was clear and minus 40 degrees and now today, a week later, it's overcast with a light rain falling and 37 degrees as DMIR 407 runs track speed towards Two Harbors no longer under th... (more)
Empties for the Minorca mine slow to take the siding at Jones to meet loads coming south from the Minntac mine.
A close call and a case where the story is better than the photo. Under pending darkness and with light snow falling the crew onboard CN 5244 sounds the bell and then lays on the horn for the roa... (more)
Under the pending darkness and with light snow falling, an anniversary pair of C40-8's slog 119 ore empties back to the mine from the plant.
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.
It's a cold day in Cloquet for the BNSF crew as they work to set out their cars for Sappi.
The Rapids local arrives in Cloquet to set out cars using this nice pair of SD40-2's for todays power.