Limestone loads decend the 3% Monarch branch crossing US 54 before bending down to the mainline for the journey to the smelter in Pueblo. See the rest of the shots in this extreme railroading run... (more)
Limestone loads twist down the Monarch branch fighting gravity and leaving the visual evidence to hang in the air.
In a followup to the Photo Of The Week shot, limestone loads leave visual evidence of the extreme nature of the descent down the Monarch branch.
Brakeshoes smoking, limestone loads descend the 4% grade on the lower loop crossing of US 50 near Maysville.
After a well timed meet with southbound A438 at "North Coons" ,limestone loads for Minntac continue their northbound journey.
After a brief stop at a red signal, the train puts on a smoke show as they get moving again. Two rebuilt SD18's and two SD38-2's power the train.
A colorful consist of two CN-painted DM&IR SD40-3s lead a SD38-2 on the limestone loads heading from Proctor to the Minntac Mine at Mountain Iron, Minn.
Tracking down the DMIR painted units still on the CN roster produced this result as limestone loads roar by at sunset. Fortunately, the news is mostly good, they were plentiful on this November w... (more)