A Z-train splits the signals and crosses over from Main 2 to Main 1 after running around a lower priority empty grain train.
A pair of SD70ACe make an uncharacteristic appearence on the Brainerd Sub as they cross the Gull River, enroute to Superior, Wisconsin.
A newer GE is in DPU mode on a coal load headed for Superior, Wisconsin on a beautiful late summer afternoon.
A pair of newer GE thunder over the calm waters of the Gull River. Note the setting moon just above the radiator section of the trailing unit.
A Warbonnet and an EMD are at track speed as the pass the signal and dragging equipment detector as they approach a bridge that will carry them over the former Soo Line grade.
The evening transfers have been heavy as of late. Tonight the CP totes another 100 car transfer behind an pair of GP38's. Note the leader sports a GP40X car body.
The NSSR's Saturday Two Harbors run was used as a shake down run for the 2719. Fortunately the clouds parted long enough for a sunny shot as the train crossed the Knife River.
The 1600 Minorca limestone accelerates past the abandoned Saginaw depot after meeting a southbound CN manifest.
A pair of 400s lead 116 ore cars down the steep decent into the Lake Superior basin at Two Harbors.
While SD9s are not that uncommon in Northern Minnesota, they are rarely sighted leading trains on the mainline. Here the 1728 leads a CWR train through the vast swamps near Meadowlands, Minnesota.
The sun is literally and figuretively setting on these SDMs, but for now they still are earning their keep as they pull into United Taconite with crude ore loads.
The DMIR 211 and 419 lead a limestone train destined for Minorca onto the double track at Fairlane. Note that both units haven't yet received the new FRA striping.
All three models remaining on the Missabe roster are represented by this consist approaching the small town of Kelsey.
Three headend units, combined with a two-unit manned helper set work up grade through the badlands at Sully Springs.
Five headend units grind through Sully Springs. Luckily they made the grade without helpers and without pulling a knuckle or drawbar.