There is a lot going on in this shot, needs to enlarged to truly appreciate. On the left, the former DMIR caboose stands guard as the ship (aptly stenciled BIG LIFT) and its crew ready for the big lift (told you!) tomorrow. You can also both of the Port of Duluth's two HUGE cranes, which will help in the unloading process. Peeking through the crane you can the heavy duty flatcars on which the load will rest on. To the right are multiple flat cars where other parts from the load will go on. Finally you see the Lake Superior Warehousing sign, the company that does all this work. Quite an operation!
Have you ever watched cabooses, enjoyed their uniqueness, wondered about the men inside, or the jobs they do? Once an everyday sight on the rails, they have decreased in numbers, yet they are a very important part of railroad history.