A sliver of light illuminates the eastbound Empire Builder as its glides down Marias Pass.
The H1 GEs sure were nice when new. They fit right in on Marias Pass as they ease a loaded grain train west off the summit.
A southbound freight eases down the nearly 2.0% grade of Steelton Hill in far western Duluth. On the left is the new grade that will accommodate double track on the hill, with the original curving... (more)
On a pleasant fall afternoon CN train 345 begins its assent of Steelton Hill behind new GE 2871. Note the helper power on the far left. CN is in the process of realigning this route and installing... (more)
Soo Line 2500A waits patiently for passengers to select a pumpkin of their choosing and re-board the train for its return to Duluth Union Depot. Erie Mining 4211 is on the other end.
On a stunningly beautiful fall day along the shore of Lake Superior, the next-to-last regular scheduled train for the 2014 season heads back to Duluth Union Depot after hauling a sold out train to... (more)
BNSF has been struggling to move stockpiled ore from mines on Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range and this train is an effort to help speed up the movement of cars to Kelly Lake. The older hoppers on th... (more)
This weekend CN completed the reconfiguration of the interlocking plant at Collingwood (West Duluth). Lost in the upgrade were switches that provided a crossover back when Proctor Hill was double ... (more)
The North Shore Scenic's fall color train to Two Harbors departs Duluth on a beautiful morning.
A pair of former Great Northern SD9s work the waterfront in Superior as the idled laker J. L. Mauthe rests in the distance. The Mauthe would be converted into the barge Pathfinder not long after t... (more)
A trio of SD60s lift 48 cars of Minorca limestone up Proctor Hill as the trees along the "maple belt" reach their peak color.
An empty tailings train heads back to the ore processing plant at Silver Bay with an essence of fall color on the trees.
This former Santa Fe SD45-2 has been rebuilt to SD40-2 specifications and is used around Duluth-Superior on local jobs. Here it is being borrowed by a yard crew to handle empty grain cars from the... (more)
MRL called this an "unmanned" helper leading H-KCKSPO out of the west portal on Bozeman Pass. The road crew picked up this set at Livingston and cut it off here at West End for the "... (more)
CN's "class unit" for their former UP C40-8s grinds up Steelton Hill during a steady rain. CN 2000 is former C&NW 8501.