As temperatures register at -25 degrees below zero, the sun tries it's best to warm the air and clear out some clouds that had formed over Lake Superior on a typical winter morning in remote north... (more)
A trio of SD40-3's put the pedal to the medal so to speak and power up to start moving around the curve at Iron Jct. off the Missabe Sub and begin their journey down the Iron Range Sub with hot ta... (more)
A a cold Minnesota morning, NSM 657 throws of some heat while leading a half train of empties back from Silver Bay to the mine at Babbit, MN. When it's this cold the railroad usually cuts the tra... (more)
The crew of the Cloquet Terminal Railroad puts their former Duluth and Northeastern EMD SW1000 #35 through it's paces and switches cars in and around the Sappi Paper plant on a cold Minnesota earl... (more)
A T-Bird pulls 100 loads of raw taconite into the sunset.
An old DM&IR lock hangs open on the stand used to switch and connect the former DM&IR Hinsdale Branch to the Erie Mining Company (EMCO). This was the only connection Erie had to the outside world... (more)
The "Ford Hauler" snakes it's way under downtown St. Paul along the Mississippi River heading to the Ford plant with boxcars and autoracks.
The final run of the day involving twelve cars loaded with chips and fines cleaned out from the former LTV dock along Lake Superior. The cars will be hauled back to the main plant at Hoyt Lakes, ... (more)
As storm clouds pass and the sun begins to shine, three CHS switchers await their next job at the large CHS elevator complex in Superior. A special thanks to fellow Railpictures.net contributor S... (more)
The mighty Cliffs Erie Railroad working to clean out the former ore dock of the chip and fines left over from past loading operations. How would you have liked to be the guy up in the crow's nest... (more)
After departing Largo, DM&IR 210 makes a solo run between United Taconite's coarse crusher and the Fairlane pellet plant ten miles to the south during a Minnesota snowfall.
A temp. of -5, winds of 20+ MPH and 10 inches of snow on the ground so far, the crew of an all-rail train parks their train and seeks the refuge of the van after having died on hours.
A blinding snowstorm does not stop this T-Bird crew from running. Yes, It is snowing tthat hard!!!!!