Big meets small as the LS&M's GE centercab rolls a cut of empty Detroit Edison coal cars out of BNSF's Mikes Yard in West Duluth. The tourist railroad is storing a train of hoppers this winter as ... (more)
A temperature inversion traps steam from freshly baked taconite pellets close to the yard, creating an interesting effect on this cold -12F morning.
Night photo shoot for the Soo Line Historical Society Convention. Lighting by Steve Barry.
About those scratches on my new F-150....sideswipe damage at Laural that also involved MRL SW1200 15. See photo 417389.
There is no doubt that Soo 700 did its share of pilot plowing along the former DSS&A in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, but this time the classic GP30 is plowing lake enhanced snowfall on the north sh... (more)
Likely one of the tightest curves 4014 will encounter on its journey is this section on BNSF in Superior, Wisconsin. Here the massive 4-8-8-4 is "walked" through the curve with a little ... (more)
A Wisconsin Northern train rolls through a snow encrusted tree tunnel on its way south after switching industry in Chetek. This line is former Omaha (C&NW) and has seen a rebirth due to fracking s... (more)
As a Veterans Day salute this image shows SD40-2 3593, which was painted in a special scheme and labeled "Desert Victory" to honor UP employees serving in Desert Storm. The names of those employee... (more)
Milwaukee Road 261 departs Duluth for Minneapolis and in the process crosses over BNSF's ex-NP Grassy Point swing bridge linking Duluth and Superior.
Despite the watering of ore as it is dumped (visible under the train), a stiff northwest wind has whipped up quite the dust cloud. The 1000-footer James R. Barker is in the process of loading whil... (more)
A sharp looking Builder with three units up front begins some fast running across the Hi Line. A pair of SD40-2 helpers wait on the rear of a grain load in the distance.
A full house in the theater car Sandford Fleming as a CN inspection train rolls south on the former DM&IR. The train operated from Winnipeg to Superior.
Hallett Dock's ex-CP switcher positions ore cars for loading of limestone as CN's vessel Presque Isle is moored undergoing maintenance. CN has received STB approval to purchase this dock from Hall... (more)
Three of the six units damaged in the head-on collison between two ore trains on September 30 rest at Lauren, just south of Highland, waiting to be scrapped on-site.
Blue hour Saturday morning as Big Boy slumbers at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth after its run up BNSF from the Twin Cities.