Today's L506 finishes working the Minnesota Commercial interchange at New Brighton, powered by an impressive SD40-2W-C40-8M-SD60 lashup. This is the fourth time this week this power set has made t... (more)
The L506 transfer works the MNNR interchange at New Brighton with an eclectic lashup. This job typically rates a pair of SD60/70/75 types.
CN 5335 leads the CN transfer job through light snow flurries. The train passes mile post 8 in Shoreview. Today is the last day in October with snow in the forecast for the Twin Cities, which ha... (more)
One the flagship of the CN fleet, this SD40-2 is now assigned to training new conductors out of the Stevens Point crew base. I wonder if the careers of these new hires will as long as the career o... (more)
A gaggle of power doubles L513's train into the short yard in Jasper. They'd drop off the trailing 4 road units in the shop tracks before returning to Hinton with the 2 SD40s.
The Hinton-Jasper turn has an easy westbound trip today, with only 18 cars in tow. CN 5335 and 6010 provide the more than sufficient power.
CN SD40-2(W) 5335 and sisters hustle limestone loads north to Minntac.
CN SD40-2(W) 5335 leads limestone loads for Minntac northward.
Limestone loads for Minntac cruise northward on CN's Missabe Sub behind a wild consist of CN 5335-CN5378-CN5337-IC1020.
a quartet of power (CN 5335, CN 5378, CN 5337, IC 1020) pull 67 limestone loads to Minorca
A loaded limestone train approaches its destination at U.S. Steel's large Minntac (Minnesota Taconite) plant on the former DM&IR.
Two wide cab SD40-2's lead the Keenan Switch past the vintage DMIR code line on their way back home after a trip to Mintac.
NS 184 usually has CN power, but a wide cab SD40-2 is fairly unusual for this train and it's smoking it up some as they pull through the trench on the NS Chicago mainline between MP 289 & 288.
CN 783 is heading north with 120 coal loads for Rouge as they cross the River Raisin in Monroe. This is one of those shots where you need a train at just the right time of day and close to the Su... (more)
CN 783 is heading north out of Lang with 120 coal loads for Rouge.