CN 5349 leads U716 north at Burnett.
U717 comes around the S curve at Culver, MN with DMIR 406 in the lead.
A heavy snow squall ensues as a steaming taconite train makes its way south on the Missabe Sub through Culver.
IC 6251 leads a taconite train around a curve at Culver.
Repainted DMIR tunnel motor 408 leads limestone empties South through Culver.
An empty limestone train is seen at Culver.
Limestone loads head north through Culver behind a matching pair of SD40-2Ws. I always like shooting widecab 40s on the point, and getting a matched duo was extra nice. Later that day we'd also se... (more)
DMIR 409 leads an empty limestone train south at Burnett Road in Culver, MN destined for Proctor.
CN 2032 leads an empty limestone train around an S-curve in Culver, MN bound for Proctor.
Zipping through the S curve at Culver with taconite pellets following along.
U718's train is southbound at Culver, MN behind CN 2040-CN 5337-IC 6261.
Steaming ore loads and fresh snow made for a neat scene as this train heads south to Proctor.
A trio of DMIR SD40-3's (rebuilt SD45T-2 Tunnel Motors of SP heritage) leads a southbound empty limestone train through the "S" curve at Culver, MN.
The nearby detector broadcasts "3-9-F" for temperature, and the calm morning air requires a hoodie. Fall is in the air in the Minnesotan Northwoods and it's only the end of August and th... (more)
It seems like when temps hit the -20 mark, the diesels start steaming. In my experience the second generation EMD’s produce a pretty good show, but the real steamers are the new Tier 4 GEVO’s.... (more)