It's the last day of 2012 and it's cold out here. With the temperature near the zero mark, the Rapids Local sets out a cut of cars under the massive Sappi mill in Cloquet, MN before they head off... (more)
BX-01 is a Campbell Road to Rockport Yard job. Even though the journey from the mill to Rockport is only 10 miles, BX-01 encounters a decent size hill in its travels. That is why this this job is ... (more)
Took me almost a year to see something working this industry, but a random turn down Central Ave took to 5633 finishing his workload. In total he dropped roughly 30 cars to Viterra Inc, finishing ... (more)
Shortly after LTV announced it was closing its mine and pellet plant in northern Minnesota an employee spray painted "For Sale" on one of the ore cars. Unfortunately a sale would never come and 14... (more)
The engineer on board IC 6251 handles the controls while the conductor sits in his little shack keeping tabs on the action and looking for problems trackside as the mine employees working the crus... (more)
After ACWR Mechanical Services has finished the repairs to the auxiliary generator, HLCX 1005 is fired up and returned to service as an industry switcher.
After ACWR Mechanical Services has finished the repairs to the auxiliary generator, HLCX 1005 is fired up and returned to service as an industry switcher. To better understand the sheer size of th... (more)
On a bitter cold January day in 1994, Geneva Steel plant switcher 44 works the east side yard at the Vineyard mill. The little SW9 was transferred to Geneva from Utah's Carbon County Railway (CCRY... (more)
Rio Grande's UT04L local makes a pickup at Geneva Steel of Utah. Nothing pictured here remains today.
The eagle keeps an eye on the track ahead as the 11 job works Seneca Yard.
As the sun begins to fall toward the horizon on this warm summer evening, Canadian Pacific operations into Allentown and Bethlehem may be setting as well. Just a few weeks ago, CP operations in to... (more)
Some newly painted switchers, and an (apparently) brand new slug mated with #1123 wait for more work on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
Idling at the station house on a sunny Sunday.
A pair for Soo geeps spot empty gons at Duluth's Azcon scrap yard on a pleasant evening.