Nicely painted 1501 leads leased CEFX 3117 south out of Chetek on track originally owned by C&NW (Omaha).
A fairly unusual set of two Soo SD60s handle CP's Superior (WI) to St. Paul train over the Black River on BNSF's Hinckley Sub. Interestingly this bridge was built by Soo Line and bought by BN in 1... (more)
Trying to avoid the stinging wind and blowing snow, the conductor on L-593 opened the nose door on 4214 to protect a shove to the diesel house.
This BNSF unit is working off horsepower hours on CN and found itself at Taylor on the former GB&W. The new track staged here is part of CN's major rebuilding of this sub in western Wisconsin to h... (more)
A pair of leased CIT EMD switchers are working on a Sunday at a sand plant along CN's rebuilt Barron Subdivision. On the left is SW1001 1590.
Two new Tier 4 GEs lead another GE and a geep plus BNSF's LNG test set south across the Nemadji River. Test car 83 is trailing the power set.
Regional train 404 departs Superior with Erie Mining F9A 4214 in tow. Its sister 4210 will following on a separate train due to non-aligning coupler restriction (only one per consist if tonnage is... (more)
The journey of former Erie Mining F9As 4214 and 4210 to Indiana Boxcar's Vermilion Valley Railroad continues as the units arrived at Proctor, Minnesota. Here a crew member climbs on 4214 to protec... (more)
Both of the remaining Missabe maroon and gold units still operating on their home rails pass at the north end of Proctor yard after a morning dusting of snow. DM&IR 403 was on a loaded United Taco... (more)
This former Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern SD39 looks good in its MN&S-inspired paint as it switches sand cars near Chippewa Falls on Wisconsin Northern.
Long removed from its days hauling ore in northeastern Minnesota, former Reserve Mining 1242 spots empty hoppers under the sand load-out at New Auburn.
A fitting departure from their home of 59 years finds snow blowing off former Erie Mining F9As 4210 and 4214 as they begin their journey to the Vermilion Valley Railroad in Illinois/Indiana.
Hooping up the tea. With true shortline charm, the engineer on L3 prepares to snare his sweet tea from a switch broom. It might not be a train order, but the classic pose is priceless.
A freshly washed former BC Rail GE leads a short regional local towards Pokegama yard in Superior. Along for the ride is a BNSF GE assigned to CN for horsepower hour payback.
Two new ES44ACs lead a detour train through Duluth-Superior. A number of trains were rerouted through the U.S. after an oil train derailed and caught fire in northern Ontario. CN 3031 will likely ... (more)