LS&I 3006 leads a dusty sister and 60 loads upgrade passing the CN connection at Empire Junction. Big time LS&I action at its best with barking Boats, sand flying along with dust blowing off the w... (more)
UP 6258 and 3942 work loads east near Plains. The ancient Ex CNW ore cars contrasted sharply with the modern power UP sent into Upper Michigan after buying the CNW.
The ore loads from Wawa lean into a curve just south of Searchmont near sunset. Getting a shot with the whole train in sight on the former ACR was always a challenge due to the numerous curves. Th... (more)
Dumper Job power is serviced and ready to go at the Escanaba roundhouse. 6711 and 6716 will spend the evening and overnight shoving ore. Before the CNW moved out of the old lakefront roundhouse it... (more)
WC 3005, AC 1752, WC 6610 roll toward Gladstone with 47 cars of mainly ACR connection freight on a sunny and warm November afternoon. The ACR FP9's spent a considerable amount of time in freight s... (more)
Soo 2201B and 2225B lead a transfer job in Minneapolis. A slide from my collection I traded for years ago, no photographer is listed.
WC 1505 heads west with two Ex ACR business cars in tow near Rudyard. The train has just crossed the Pine River bridge and you can see the ex Soo depot in the left background.
Green Bay bound SOGB leans into a sharp curve west of Fibre with 6627, AC 1753,1762 and 1755 leading the way. The 1762 ran around in its blue VIA paint for a few months before getting the ACRI F-u... (more)
Riding high on the ore dock lead is the Dumper Job with 6715 and 1506. The Baldwin/EMD 6 axle hybrids were pretty much confined to yard duty by 1978 and 1506 would soon be retired. The Dumper Job ... (more)
Lunch stop! 628's 6701,6726,6707 have just cut off there loaded ore train on the main at Little Lake and are pulling down to the east switch. After backing into the siding to minimize the walk thi... (more)
WC 6004 and 6626 head ore loads east at MP 454 on a cold sunny February morning.
A hazy morning finds MEC 563 tied up along with a cool looking caboose on some really grassy track at St. Johnsbury yard.
BN 4077 rests at Vancouver in this shot from my collection. I traded for this slide years ago, no photographer listed.
One of my reasons for making a trip to Maine in 1981 was this group of BL2's, a unit I'd never seen before. Regretfully this is pretty much what I ended up with. A long line of units covered with ... (more)
SD9's 1221 and 1224 lead a southbound freight stopped before crossing the WC diamond at Pembine. The SD's are ex Reserve Mining units.