A former BN SD40-2 rests in the yard in Superior.
Although the freezing temps arent here yet, the snow and cold have started. Here the Rapids Local curves into Carlton on an absolutely bonechilling day.
As a small thunderstorm moves in, the Kelly Lake local job returns to the yard after serving Hibbing Taconite while some of the M.O.W crew ties down their equipment after a day of driving pilings ... (more)
The Rapids local heads out of Superior with four SD40-2's upfront, three of which still in the BN green. What a sound!
One set of EMD power passes another on the roundhouse lead in Willmar. With the big GEs seemingly everywhere on the BNSF system now, the various local trains that fan out from Willmar make this a... (more)
While I am not pining for colder temps, shooting in brown 30 degree weather just doesn't have the same charm. Almost a year ago, on a bitterly cold day, the Rapids Local thunders down the Lakes Su... (more)
Grand Rapids stops in Carlton to pick up a single car.
The Grand Rapids Local zips down the BNSF Lakes Sub kicking up snow between their yard at Superior, WI. and their first stop of the afternoon at Carlton, MN.
Just as the sun is almost to the horizon, the Grand Rapids Local job makes a brief stop in the small town of Carlton, MN to make a single car pick-up from a local industry before continuing on the... (more)
After leaving the yard at Superior, WI, the Grand Rapids local made it way to Carlton, MN where they dropped their train on the outskirts of town and proceeded to pull one car from a local industr... (more)
Rapids Local blasts through Borea as they head westward in freezing weather. Lots of log cars for Cloquet on the head end.
After awaiting for the BNSF 4702 East, a BNSF coal train to arrive, the BNSF Kelly Lake local gets their light and clearance on the short CN Keenan Sub to take them west back to their home rails. ... (more)