A look back at the six EMDs destroyed in a head-on crash north of Two Harbors on September 30, 2010 involving two ore trains on the former DM&IR. The crews had injuries but luckily survived. Five ... (more)
Victims of a head on collision, all 6 units involved are now scrapped. They protected their crews like they were designed, no fatalities. The rough looking mainline just saw two trains about 15 ag... (more)
IC 6257 and sister 6259 rest in the dirt awaiting scrapping on-site at Lauren, just south of Highland. These units were two of six damaged in a head-on wreck Thursday, September 30.
Each day there is 2 sets of T-Bird trains that haul raw iron ore between Largo and Fairlane for United Taconite. The trains usually leave the opposite ends at the same time which allows for a mee... (more)
Here the loaded T-Bird train has another load of raw iron ore for United Taconite's plant at Fairlane. This train, along with a counterpart, usually makes 2-4 round trips between Largo and Fairlan... (more)
On this trip the T-Bird trains met at Iron Junction as seen by all the dust as the rear end of the load disappears. These 2 train sets work daily moving raw iron ore for United Taconite from their... (more)
One of the better shots of the day was one of the first of the day... set the bar high for some great action on the former DMIR. This raw taconite shuttle is rolling south to the processing plant... (more)
A Illinois Central Death Star leads the last maroon 400 series on the CN roster plus the 98 loads of taconite rock south a early spring afternoon. The snow is almost gone in northern Minnesota al... (more)
After meeting its eastbound counterpart at Scales Mound, IL and a crew change at the Galena Depot, the daily Chicago - Waterloo Merchandise Train heads towards Dubuque, IA.
A sweet sound 6 SD40's rumble M-337 into East Dubuque. IC 6257, IC 6112, WC 6004, IC 6121, GTW 5946, GTW 5931
CN's WC Transfer is heading back to New Brighton with cars from the BNSF.
The Willard-Akron CSX local D75005 is led by a rarity today. Here it passes Sterling with the Illinois Central Operation Lifesaver unit bound for Willard. A scared bird takes flight away from th... (more)