The journey continues (in French and English). The anniversary of privatization logo applied to a handful of locomotives in 2010 is still in decent shape on 2107 as it toils away on ore trains in ... (more)
A lone MRL unit (former CNW SD40 877) eases a work train down Bozeman Pass. The old tunnel portal can be seen on the right, replaced by the Northern Pacific in 1945.
On an otherwise cloudy day a fortuitous shaft of sunlight illuminates a pair of SD60Fs as they shove into Keenan Yard on the former DM&IR.
Despite the gloomy day a couple of unusual visitors to CP's Stinson Yard provide for an interesting image. A pair of BNSF GEs are working on the CP and brought up a train from St. Paul while DM&IR... (more)
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.
Soo 2500A leads Erie Mining F9A 4211 through Duluth's lower downtown area en route back to Union Depot after a nice run to Two Harbors. The retired ore carrier William A. Irvin ( a former U.S. Ste... (more)
This nice NP caboose rests in front of the Yellowstone Gateway Museum in Livingston, a major shop town on the NP and still used to a lesser extent by MRL. The wooden cross-buck and semaphore signa... (more)
CN's L-599 transfer job with three SD60s and 60 empty limestone cars rolls past a Proctor Roadswitch that was spotting ore cars on Dock 6.
St. Croix's road units ease to a stop in Rush City as the ground utility man lines a switch. Even the company ride has a nice Monad logo.
The relatively new paint on 5436 contrasts with the chipped and blistering paint on the ore carrier Roger Blough, which is also owned by CN but operated by a U.S. firm.
An A-A set of F-units (FP7 and F9) ease an excursion train past Duluth's popular Lakewalk along the shore of Lake Superior.
Late summer flowers provide some color as a short ore train heads for Silver Bay.
Fall colors come early to northern Minnesota as ore loads from U.S. Steel's Minntac plant roll towards Two Harbors on a beautiful morning.
A perfect September day along the shore of Lake Superior finds Soo 2500A still shiny from its visit to Spencer leading ore horse Erie Mining F9A 4211 on an excursion to Two Harbors. Note the Natha... (more)