PGR 42 is mated up with a couple leased EMDs on the Wisconsin Northern at Chippewa Falls, WI. The unit began life as RSMX 1242 (Reserve Mining), built in October 1978, and in addition to carrying ... (more)
Long removed from its days hauling ore in northeastern Minnesota, former Reserve Mining 1242 spots empty hoppers under the sand load-out at New Auburn.
A former Reserve Mining SD38-2 assists a leased switcher as they spot cars for sand loading.
Although painted over, the nose light helps identify this former Reserve Mining locomotive. Now painted in a scheme reminiscent of the Minneapolis Northfield & Southern this iron ore veteran works... (more)
PGR 40 had flat spots and was left in Lakeville so one half the duo was missing. An uncommon sight that would be welcome for most but unfortunate for us since this was our first time shooting the... (more)
Progressive's SD38-2 No. 42 shoving its train into PGR headquarters (note the "Ship by Rail" on the smokestack). This unit was built for Reserve Mining as their No. 1242.
The Lakeville job assembling his northbound train at Northfield Yard.Todays train will be a healthy 39 cars led by a SD38-2/SD-39 combo.Taken with permission!
The Progressive Rail Northfield-Lakeville turn putting train together at Northfield Yard.Todays train will have PGR#42 &PGR #40 an SD38-2,SD-39 combo.We will take 39 cars north to Lakeville and re... (more)
Former Reserve Mining SD38 shines inside and out after refurbishing. Taken during a cab ride while switching.
Newly painted PGR 42 and 40 (SD39) took a backseat to mainline UP frieght.