Two classic EMD SW1s hustle a load of pulpwood along the line of the Cloquet Terminal - formerly the Duluth & Northeastern - at Cloquet, Minnesota.
Venerable SW-1 number 33 undergoes work to its draft gear in the Cloquet Terminal's shop. I like the new Radio Flyer wagon used by the machinist to haul tools and parts around.
Cloquet Terminal No. 33 was built just before the US entered World War II, and is still going strong for owner Sappi Paper. Here it's posed with an authentic Duluth & Iron Range boxcar in the yar... (more)
Storming the fort as a pair of SW-1s reflect nicely in the St. Louis River.
Cloquet Terminal SW-1 33 rolls past the iconic Northeastern Hotel on Dunlap Island in Cloquet, Minnesota. The Cloquet Terminal operates over the former Duluth & Northeastern. This was of several... (more)
The fireman on this SW-1 exchanges a wave with a young fan.
CTRR's two ex-EJ&E SW-1s reflect nicely along the St. Louis River.
CTRR's former Duluth & Northeastern SW-1 33 poses next to a local watering hole. Lighting by Steve Glischinski and Jeff Terry.
This comparison shows the growth in boxcar size relative to a 1941 SW-1 (former EJ&E/D&NE).
The afternoon crew heads out from their shop and offices on Dunlap Island passing some nightlife hotspots as they head to work switching out cars all night at the Sappi Mill.
The Cloquet Terminal Railroad's SW1 #33 pulls out the future Duluth and Northeastern #28 tender which will be lettered as such later in the day.
The sign at the entrance to Cloquet Terminal's facility shows a steam locomotive. When this SW1 was delivered to the EJ&E this shortline's predecessor (Duluth & Northeastern) was 100% steam.
This small SW1 struggles with a healthy cut of interchange cars off BNSF as they cross over the frozen St. Louis River.
A crew members prepares to set the handbrake on a car while switching the BNSF interchange yard in Cloquet. The snowplows on this SW1 came in handy today.
Builders Plate on the 33 shows a build date of 10-9-1941 giving this ex-EJ&E locomotive almost 67 years in service.