Two CN trains in action at Duluth as one crew dumps ore cars at Dock 6 while another lifts limestone to Proctor.
The Lake Superior Railroad Museum put together a small train for a media event welcoming its newest addition, former NP passenger GP9 number 245 (ex-ILSX 1382 Dakota Quality Grain). This view is a... (more)
With U.S. Steel closing their Keewatin Taconite iron ore mine/plant due to the current soft demand for steel, the firm is supplying its Granite City mill with ore from its large Minntac mine. Keew... (more)
CN has assigned a number of horsepower payback BNSF and UP AC units to northeastern Minnesota on the former DM&IR. Here two BNSF units power a crude (unprocessed) ore train dumping at the Fairlane... (more)
The first run of NSM's former CSX SD70ACe models heads east toward Silver Bay with taconite loads. NSM expects five of these to replace four leased CEFX SD9043MACs. For now the mining railroad's S... (more)
Hallett Dock's ex-CP switcher positions ore cars for loading of limestone as CN's vessel Presque Isle is moored undergoing maintenance. CN has received STB approval to purchase this dock from Hall... (more)
A misty and cold Saturday morning finds a hint of ground fog at Wisconsin Great Northern's base in Trego, WI.
BNSF's freight from Superior, Wisconsin to Minneapolis (Northtown yard) crosses over the Net River at Holyoke, Minnesota. Along for the trip was the Lake Superior Railroad Museum's former Soo Line... (more)
A trio of ore service C40-8s power a former C&NW Jordan Spreader up Steelton Hill in far western Duluth as a snowmobile passes by on a trail using an ex-Northern Pacific grade.
A nice matched set of tunnel motor bodies ease a loaded ore train toward the Fairlane processing plant near Forbes, Minnesota on the former DM&IR. Finding a matched set like this is fairly hard (D... (more)
A former GN snow dozer dusts the Prairie River east of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. A rare (for northern Minnesota) pair of FXE units provided the power.
A former GN snow dozer blasts west at 40 mph near Ball Club, Minnesota after a heavy snow.
A nice pair of CN SD60s shove wedge plow WC 300 (ex-Soo Line/WC) along the Stinson Subdivision (former Soo) in Superior.
BNSF uses one of their ex-GN snow dozers to clear Mikes Yard in West Duluth after a heavy snow. BNSF 2051 is former Milwaukee Road GP40 2011.
Great Northern SD45 400 "Hustle Muscle" plows the North Shore Scenic Railroad line prior to the arrival of DEEX coal cars for temporary winter storage. Number 400 is owned by the Great N... (more)