SOO 4512 and an ECO switch in Rices Point yard in the late afternoon as storm clouds are seen moving on in the background.
The evening shift is underway for Bandit 4512. Drilling cars to be taken across to Stinson Yard in Superior.
A sliver of light illuminates an ex-Milwaukee Road GP38-2, fitting considering Milwaukee Road 261 had arrived an hour earlier. BNSF's ore dock complex can be seen in the distance and the thousand ... (more)
The handful of former Milwaukee Road units still roaming around in faded colors likely won't last much longer as CP overhauls its fleet.
The orange and black on 4512 is fitting for this Halloween image and the scary element is the demolition underway on the roundhouse. Today nothing but a grass field can be seen here.
I can't imagine these bandits will last long in Milwaukee colors, but then again we said that 25 years ago....
CP and UP transfer jobs go about their business in Duluth.
A Soo bandit shoves back into the yard as a INRD coke train with a CSX Gevo leading 2 SD90macs departs the yard and a inbound Metra screams by on the main.
Another Milwaukee Road painted "Bandit" heads back into the yard to pick up its train.
A Soo Line bandit, along with three other EMD Standard Cabs leads CP G45 towards the Belt Railway of Chicago's Clearing Yard in Bedford Park, Illinois, as it passes beneath the signal bridge in Fr... (more)
G77 does its first venture back up Wall Street after the start of the new year. This crews new years treat was having the Soo 4451 die on them over the weekend, leaving them with the solo Soo 4512... (more)
A Saturday extra Sturtevant patrol shoves some empty flat cars to be loaded with brand new Case Tractors ready for export.
SOO 4512 has certainly seen better days, but it's still kickin' in Milwaukee Road paint.
Engineer Lohrbach runs the engine like he stole it. I guess you could call him a bandit! Ha Ha.
I'd say it's about time for a rebuild, and perhaps a coat of paint.