Slowing to a stop at the base of Steelton hill, this dual EMD powered stack train will wait for the shovers to attach to the rear of the train to assist in making a hard charging run up the nearly... (more)
CN 8825 waits for a signal to clear so it can proceed up Steelton Hill and head north to Ft. Francis, ON and Winnipeg. The train is on former DMIR trackage which has undergone major improvements w... (more)
A helper set glides across Highway 23 in western Duluth prior to bridge crews placing a new span across the road. This work was done in the dead of night with the road being closed for 30-minute i... (more)
A helper set glides down Steelton Hill in western Duluth and passes by new bridge construction for double track. The track and narrow bridge the units are on will be replaced by two new bridges, t... (more)
It is hard to beat a beautiful fall day in Minnesota and what better way to spend it by riding in an open gondola.
When I think DM&IR this is what normally comes to mind, clean units, non turbo EMD's, and good rail. The Steelton job has just begin the assault on Steelton Hill with 208,175,313,189 and 193.
Many thanks to Kevin Madsen for this one, as while I was putzing around he found a nice shot. With image of John Ryan losing his shoes rattling around, I tried my best to stay dry. It turned out p... (more)
WC has owned the AC for about 2 days and this geep already has a new number and herald. Ahead in the future will be a trip to N. Fond du Lac for a new low nose and WC maroon and gold.
A EJ&E pair 662 and 659 prepare to push a CN stack train up Steelton Hill.
A pair of J SD38-2s shove hard on the rear of a long and heavy northbound manifest as it starts its grind out of the Lake Superior Basin.
The last empty E-rail for the season heads home to Proctor.
Northbound for Winnipeg.