On St. Patrick's Day the calendar still said winter and Mother Nature made sure to remind us of that fact. A pair of GP50s hustle the westbound Brainerd Local with 14 cars across Huson Trestle on ... (more)
Earlier this year former Duluth & Northeastern 2-8-0 number 28 (ex-DM&IR 332) was moved from Cloquet back to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth. Cloquet Terminal Railroad had started rest... (more)
BNSF has been struggling to move stockpiled ore from mines on Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range and this train is an effort to help speed up the movement of cars to Kelly Lake. The older hoppers on th... (more)
Three former NP Geeps (two GP9s and a GP18) hustle west from the Twin Ports on a snowless early November day.
A set of 4 Hulcher side booms prepares to walk a derailed Detroit Edison Coal Car about 100' to good track. BN derailed a loaded coal train right under the highway bridge, with no damage to the br... (more)
Three burners on the head end as coal loads head for Superior.
Brainerd Local heads west. It will service the mill in Brainerd for the last time today.
Big bridge, small train. With the closing of the paper mill in Brainerd the local will look more and more like this.
Westbound towards Grand Forks just before being told to stop at Carlton and run around their train and bring it into Superior.
Four veteran SD40-2s lead the Grand Rapids Local towards its namesake. The two trailing units will be set out at Brookston for the Kelly Lake Local.
Two SD9s hustle a local west and catch some late afternoon light.
The Grand Rapids Local heads towards its namesake with a pair of geeps to be set-out for local service. Solid Cascade Green consists are harder to get as time marches on.
BNSF 6039 and BNSF 9196 sandwich Duluth & Northeastern 2-8-0 No. 28 (former DM&IR 332) on its way from the Lake Superior Railroad Museum to the Cloquet Terminal in Cloquet, MN (the former D&NE) fo... (more)
DPU screams across the bridge, with its fading orange actually matching the fall colors!
Rapids Local heads for its namesake with a strike looming in a few hours.