Dropping thru a small sag and back out and running track speed an 2-1 DP is putting out the heat waves.
The second of many coal empties makes its way off the North Shore Scenic Railroad's line along the north shore of Lake Superior (visible in the background). The coal cars are reentering service af... (more)
Blazing west through the snow at about track speed of 49 MPH.
The TTI job has coal empties as they roll south back toward Paris. Today this job ran out of Paris with coal loads for Maysville. This job ran with power on both ends with the loads, at Maysville ... (more)
With all the power on the head end the TTI heads back south towards Paris, KY with coal empties out of Maysville, KY. This operation I knew nothing about til this weekend, but with U36B's and B36-... (more)
Just before I got clouded out for a closer shot, I zoomed out as far as my 300mm would let me to get a shot.
This DPU MAC easily shoves on the end of coal empties as they pass through a dig in the line near Spike Lake west of Cass Lake.
A couple of SD70ACe's are up front and a GEVO is in DPU on the rear as they wait in Cass Lake Yard for a crew to take them west.
The BNSF 9303 just arrived on the end of a coal empty.
After backing out on the main from MP&L, the train has reverse and is heading back to Cass Lake where they will park in the yard.
An empty coal train departs the Midwest Energy dock on it's way West for another load of coal.
In Tiger Country... the Solway Elementary Tiger's that is.
What a difference a week makes... one week ago we were receiving a foot of snow and blizzard-like conditions. I love shooting in the snow, but shooting in a T-shirt in the sun is almost as great.
The nice thing about March Blizzards is the snow seems to melt quickly... hard to believe we got 13.5 inches of snow a few days ago.
An empty coal train heading for storage on the North Shore Scenic heads through the snow with Soo GP30 700 and DM&IR SD18 193, both from the Lake Superior RR Museum collection. This is a rare wint... (more)