Some sweet afternoon light finally breaks through the storm clouds that were hanging over the area most of the day as a former Oakway SD60 leads a short 18 car limestone train up Proctor Hill from... (more)
A little nod to the folks at MNDOT and the engineering department is in order for building a bridge strong enough to support all the people gathered to watch the MILW 261 arrive in Duluth, Shot f... (more)
What a difference a day makes. Yesterday's miserable snow, sleet, sun and windy conditions give way to a day of full sun and warmer temps as MILW 261 departs Duluth for the return trip to the Twin... (more)
Tax day finds snow falling and CN 5318 leading ore empties north along the CN Missabe Sub for loading at United Taconite on Minnesota's Iron Range.
A full moon illuminates the landscape on a cold overnight as two searchlight signals protect movements along the CN Missabe sub. at S. Fairlane.
The Grand Rapids crosses a small creek outside the self proclaimed "Catfish Capital of the World", Floodwood, MN as they head west to grand Rapids with cars for the Blandin paper plant.
Another train of taconite pellets leaves the Iron Range of northern Minnesota bound for Proctor then Duluth and then a boat for a steel mill somewhere.
The blue hour on National Train Day with the 4-8-4 Milwaukee Road 261 in Duluth , MN.
During the night photo session of Milwaukee 261 and SOO 2719 this little gem was included but sat quietly opposite the stars of the show. Info from the museum: Built by Baldwin Locomotive works ... (more)
Using only the light available at 2300, here is a T-Bird raw taconite rock train after loading under the coarse crusher at United Taconite. The CN 2112 and 2111 are loaded out and ready to depart... (more)
The Grand Rapids local runs across the Prairie River en route to Grand Rapids, MN to drop off loads and pick up empties. They will then head back home to Superior, WI.
After leaving Superior, WI and with work to do in Carlton, MN and Cloquet, MN, the Grand Rapids local arrives at it's namesake destination with cars for the Blandin paper plant, the towns biggest ... (more)
The Grand Rapids local runs track speed through the small town of Blackberry, MN and past an advertisement for the an old tractor show coming up later this year.
A pair of classics and an old classic car. The Grand Rapids local heads west on the Lakes Sub through Swan River, MN on a warm late spring day.
After blasting through Floodwood, MN the Grand Rapids local kicks it up a notch as they head west down the BNSF Lakes Sub. for Grand Rapids.