As late summer sun fades, a mixed freight makes the climb up and out of Virginia, MN along the CN Rainy sub just a few feet from crossing over the Laurentian Divide on the way to Canada.
A trio of helper (shover) units roll past CN train 8890 at control point Gary on Steelton Hill in far western Duluth. Fall color was good this year in northeastern Minnesota.
On a hot and humid late summer afternoon, a monster M341 rolls across the impressive Nemadji River bridge just outside Superior, WI heading into CN Pokegama yard for a crew change before continuin... (more)
Break In The Storm - A break in a late afternoon storm, that has adjacent O'hare airport shut down, produces this convenient surprise.
CN 5561 leads it's train out across the Oliver bridge and over the St. Louis river leaving Wisconsin behind and entering Minnesota on the other side.
CN units scream up the hill and out of the Lake Superior basin.
Northbound manifest train.
M341 pulls along side M331 prior to changing crews.
The calm before the storm.