As the trees begin to leaf out, DMIR 408 leads limestone loads north on the Missabe Sub at N. Coons on a nice spring evening. Always nice to see these veteran locomotives in action vs. the always ... (more)
Northtown's last two cascade-green EMDs paired together working mainline road freights, a change from the transfers they typically worked.
The pair would be split up after their return trip day... (more)
A trio of H4 EMDs held short of Co Rd 50 waiting for clearance beyond the next control point, before just starting to move as seen here.
The EMDs have seen some dirt, but still look prime espec... (more)
When near Proctor, MN the obligatory stop on the north end of the yard is a must do. DMIR 212 and IC 6264 handle evening switching chores for manifest freight at the west end of Proctor Yard. Pai... (more)
Testing by CN of these two NS GE AC44C6M's and having them pull ore cars between Two Harbors, MN and U.S. Steel Minntac in Mtn. Iron. Here are the duo just feet onto the CN Minntac Sub at Wolf com... (more)
Testing on the former DMIR by CN of these two NS GE AC44C6M's pulling ore cars on the CN Iron Range Sub between Two Harbors, MN and U.S. Steel Minntac.
Mere moments before NS 4242 rounded the curve it was raining at this location as they were running south down the CN Missabe Sub, moving 138 ore cars as the first test of NS's DC-to-AC GEs on CN'... (more)
A pair of ES44s lead a potash empty heading westbound on the Paynesville Sub. The train is about to duck under a wooden overpass east of Eden Valley.
In the namesake town of the subdivision, the train slowly moves through Elbow Lake past the large elevator complex. This would be my final shot before calling it a day, what a chase!
CP 1401 continues west on the Elbow Lake Sub nearing Barrett.
The business train heads over the former Soo Line trestle in Hoffman. The Soo Line lettering is still noticeable if you look close enough, although quite faded.
Canadian Pacific's movers and shakers opted to take the less popular route to attend meetings in St. Paul. The southern transcon through North Dakota is often the favored route, but with the hopes... (more)
After going in the hole behind an oil can for two eastbounds, the office car special gets back on the move westbound from the siding east of Belgrade.
CP's trio of F units shove the office car special under the signal bridge at CP Hoffman. My friend and I were surprised to be the only railfans at this location.
The classic F units look right at home passing this old elevator on the Elbow Lake Sub in the tiny town of Farwell.