Although painted in Celite colors, this ex Southern SW1500 is actually NREX 8444. Usually behind fences and guard shacks on the property of a local mining company, the switcher is brought on for m... (more)
An Arcelor Mittal Steel employee lights a fusie as an end of train device before making a reverse movement. The loads consist of thick red hot slabs of steel. The glowing red color can not be seen... (more)
Emerging from the (coal) mist! This rarely visible unit until recently served as a plant switcher for the Mirant Energy coal-fired power plant in Alexandria, VA. Usually hidden behind rows... (more)
A crew member remotely controls a pair of GP15-1's through the mill tracks tight curves.
"The Unit Train" is sporting its first six-axle Heritage unit, the first of the new series to show up on this job. (#2000 was a regular visitor.....) #703 was repainted in Progress Rail's Patters... (more)
The Kelly Lake local makes a special and somewhat rare delivery consisting of one coal load to the Hibbing Public Utilities on a cold and snowy February morning. The utility burns bio-mass for the... (more)
Arizona Eastern SW1200 No. 24 on the 105 job switches hoppers of copper concentrate into the unloading facility of the Phelps-Dodge smelter complex at Miami, Arizona, on March 19, 2004. It’s prett... (more)
Wyoming coal reaches its destination here in Kingston. It is common for the coal trains to this plant to have BNSF engines.
It's the last day of 2012 and it's cold. With the temperature near the zero mark, the Rapids Local sets out a cut of cars under the massive Sappi mill in Cloquet, MN.
Brand new CN ES44AC's 2822, 2813 and 2816 take a pause from loading coal at the Leyland loadout while their crew gets some rest at the bottom of the hill in the small (very) hamlet of Cadomin, AB.
At sunrise the Proctor Roadswitch spots ore cars for unloading on Dock 6 on a below zero morning.
Three big MLWs ease their train under the ore loadout.
1000 Class Bo-Bo English Electric D39 shunts molten 'torpedo' wagons at one of the blast furnaces within the then BHP-owned Port Kembla steelworks.
K433 hammers west towards Baltimore on the Philadelphia Sub single track.