A trio of MACs lead an eastbound coal train through the Badlands west of Rider.
A pair of Warbonnets lead an empty coal trains around a sweeping curve west of Lyons siding. More of the train is visible in the upper right portion of the photo.
The 6153 and company rips past a BN cab that is bringing up the rear of a welded rail train.
A spectacular sunrise greets EMD 9034, idling in the helper pocket at Fryberg.
A westbound empty coal train passes a field of sunflowers that have already bowed their heads for the evening.
BNSF 5987 and six other headend units catch a small hole in the storm clouds as the round a sweeping curve east of Windsor, North Dakota. Note the train also has a DPU unit visible above the 5987.
A matched trio of SD38s shoves a cut of ore cars loaded with chips onto the west of Dock 6 after retrieving the cars from the Lakehead storage facility.
Staples yard looks like it did 10+ years ago when it was a crew change point - filled with coal trains. Crews are changing here today on account of a derailment about 90 miles west of here.
A mismatched lashup drifts through the small interchange yard at Missabe Junction with a train of empty sidedumps that will be loaded at the CN Lakehead facility.
The engineer casts a friendly wave to the boy mezmorized by the passing train. This is one of the few wooden trestles left on BNSF's Brainerd Sub.
Coming home - The engineers son greets his father returning back to his home terminal on train #403.
The 1400 Switch pulls seven loads of limestone from Hallet Dock #8. Taken with permission.
Ground fog forms around the old and the new in BNSF's Allouez Taconite Facility. Taken with permission.
A brief rain shower followed by sun, creates an interesting ground fog as the ex-GN SD9 idles in the stomping grounds it was purchased for. Taken with permission.
Amtrak service returns to Duluth. No actually the 53 has the Milwaukee 261 tool car in tow to deliver equipment to the derailed steamer, while the LSRM's Lester River train, lead by the SOO 700 wa... (more)