A 15-car train of ore tailings clears Highway 61 as SD40-3 651 leads and 653 shoves hard on the steep grade out of the plant. The mining company was working on their normal tailings loadout up on ... (more)
A sliver of sun and a split second to take the shot of a westbound empty coal train heading out on the BNSF Lakes Sub at track speed.
SOO 2500A leads it's train of coal empties across Highway 61 as they roar back to Duluth to a waiting BNSF who will put them back in service hauling coal ASAP.
A pair of units plow along the North Shore Scenic Railroad as they head northeast to pick up the third and final empty coal train that was stored on the NSSR this past January/Feb.
Sailing across the four lane as they roll out of the Duluth city limits and travel up the coast of Lake Superior for Two Harbors.
Leaving Duluth and the urban area behind, the crew aboard SOO 2719 pour the coal on and open her up as they roll towards Two Harbors with a train load of passengers on a great summer afternoon.
The SOO 2719 rumbles out of Duluth, MN and is crossing busy Highway 61 as the friendly crew pours the coal to her and gets her up to track speed for the run up to Two Harbors on this nice afternoo... (more)
Coal empties hold up traffic on the busiest crossing on the NSSR as coal empties are shoved back north for more storage.
The Lake Superior Railroad Museum's ex-Soo Line GP30 runs light engine up the north shore of Lake Superior clearing the line prior to an empty coal train arriving for winter storage.
SOO 2719 pulls over Scenic Highway 61 and begins to cause a few brake locks by the cars below who start looking at a magnificant piece a machinery pass by.
The first train to roll across the new bridge spanning Highway 61 is this covered hopper storage move using Missabe Railroad Historical Society ex-Missabe SD-M 316. This line is former DM&IR and c... (more)
CP 9825 charges toward Red Wing with loads of auto racks and double stacks in tow while the natural beauty of the Mississippi River Valley provides the backdrop.
An A-B-B-B set of F9s depart Taconite Harbor with 12 loads of taconite chips and fines.
An A-B-B-B set of F9s depart Taconite Harbor with 12 loads of ore.