Sometimes on the railroad s*** happens, and this is a perfect example. With some acetylene and a BFH (Big F***ing Hammer is the technical term) the #316 was fixed up and headed back to move more c... (more)
After dropping off the conductor, DMIR #193 throttles up as they prepare to pull 130 cars by the South Switch and Palmers and pickup the four cars that were set out the day before.
SD70WHAT? With just over 1/3 of the horsepower of a single modern road unit, this gutty SD18 lugs 122 coal cars towards the BNSF at Duluth.
Soo Line 2719 hauls a mixed train during a Steve Glischinski photo charter on the North Shore Scenic Railroad.
Hand painted DSS&A #101 lugs foamers around to another photo spot. There are no decals on this engine, every little stripe and letter was painted on with a paint brush, by hand.
Fresh from a 2 year hiatus, and with new wheels, the DMIR #193 leads sister #316 along their old stomping ground to move some coal cars around so "the deer aren't trapped". That is a direct quote ... (more)
With a storm fast approaching, former Missabe #316 gets ready to pull up the sag at Palmers.
Theres 6 more cars back there! The smoke hides the whole train, except the matching SOO caboose of course!
Portrait of a railroader. Hand on the whistle with boots on the heater, rails always ahead.
The prototype SD45 - Huscle Muscle - pulls a matching train of GN streamliners on the North Shore Scenic Railroad at Lakewood, Minnesota. The unit is owned by the Great Northern Railway Historica... (more)
DSS&A 101 poses for photos on the French River Bridge, one of the scenic highlights of the North Shore Scenic Railroad.
Crossing the French River along the shore of Lake Superior. The 1948-built ore cars trailing the RS-1 are actually in service and borrowed from CN for the weekend!
A friendly wave from the road foreman as the pizza train leaves Duluth.