A young couple takes a break after hiking to the summit of Elys Peak in far western Duluth as CN's Proctor Transfer sprints up Steelton Hill on an unseasonably warm (70F) fall day.
New GE 3119 towers over the FRA's test car (DOT 219) as the train descends Steelton Hill in far western Duluth.
Although endless CN GE's can get old, the commitment CN has made to this Winnipeg-Chicago freeway is amazing. Steelton Hill is now the premium place in town to watch lots of trains putting on a sh... (more)
A ballast slot train led by IC C40-8 2456 deposits rock along the new second main track on CN's former DM&IR Steelton Hill mainline as track crews prepare to open the route for traffic in October ... (more)
Some surveyors keep a close eye on this train as it climbs the new double track on Steelton Hill. The main adjacent to the train is brand newly in service, I think less than 5 days at this point.
A new CN GE is howling in dynamics as it brings a heavy train down the new grade on Steelton Hill. This was a massive engineering project turning a former 3 train a week DM&IR branchline into a 3 ... (more)
A short transfer easily climbs the nearly 2.0% grade of Steelton Hill as contract workers call it a day laying concrete ties.
Work continues on adding a second main track to the former DM&IR Steelton Hill in far western Duluth. Here a pair of shovers assist a heavy X-357 upgrade past new concrete ties and rail being plac... (more)
Grading and realignment work for CN's double track project on Steelton Hill in far western Duluth is going full speed this summer. Here a short northbound transfer passes by heavy earth moving equ... (more)
A short transfer job scoots up Steelton Hill in far western Duluth. Now that spring is here work has restarted on CN's realignment and double tracking project on this route with a nearly 2.0% grad... (more)
As part of the massive double tracking project up Steelton Hill in Duluth, CN is building new bridge over 108th Ave West. The old bridge and track alignment can be seen in the background.
New 2901 passes recent earth work and new track being installed as part of CN's plan to double track this line in western Duluth.
A CN freight wraps itself around a hillside ablaze with fall color as it works up the nearly 2.0% grade of Steelton Hill in far western Duluth.
Two new GEs lead train 334 down Steelton Hill in a light drizzle. Fall color season is about done but these new units should provide nice color in the Twin Ports as winter approaches.
A southbound freight eases down the nearly 2.0% grade of Steelton Hill in far western Duluth. On the left is the new grade that will accommodate double track on the hill, with the original curving... (more)