In the last 5 years the CN has spent tons of money in the Iron Range/Superior area to help improve capacity. The CN has done a couple double track projects on the grades getting in and out of Poke... (more)
CN 3080 grinds a freight upgrade out of Superior, WI along a stretch of CN main recently double tracked south from South Itasca. Part of the project included eliminating a few country grade crossi... (more)
Work is ramping up on CN's double track project on the Winnipeg to Chicago mainline south of Superior, Wisconsin. This former C&NW (Omaha) route out of the Lake Superior basin is a bottleneck for ... (more)
An eastbound CN manifest train approaches Hawthorne WI as it splits the old viaducts of the long abandoned DSS&A Rwy.
A southbound mixed freight crawls south at 8 mph toward North Hawthorne pulling 9000+ feet of train with just two units online.
A Southbound manifest rolling through Hawthorne
A long Q-118 (half intermodal and the other half filler freight) heads south towards Chicago.
Escanaba MI bound ore train crest the grade out of Superior during a late winter blizzard.
A WC plow extra holds the house track as a loaded all-rail ore train heads south on the Superior Subdivision on Valentine's Day in 2001.
Spliting the signals at the north end of Hawthorne Siding. The train is just about to the top of the grade.
CN Train 118 approaching Hawthorne
Partially loaded welded rail train rolling northward in the siding as I am passing them heading south with Q118.
Southbound CN core train for Chicago.
New CN paint scheme?? arrives on southbound 346 at north end of Hawthorne siding, 1:33PM.