Three veteran of many winters idle the night away before plowing BNSF's East End Yard on Thursday. The SD9's are of CB&Q and GN lineage and the plow is ex-GN.
The Grand Rapids Local accelerates after clearing a slow order as it passes the junction with BNSF's Brainerd Subdivision.
A trio of Missabe SD38s depart Dock 6 with a string of empties and begin their climb out of the Lake Superior Basin.
An empty BNSF ore train passes through Cloquet during its round trip to Keewatin Taconite.
An empty ore train climbs out of the Lake Superior basin behind a trio of Missabe SD38s. A portion of Superior, Wisconsin can be seen in the distance.
A former CNW RS-27, now MNNR 316 waits for its turn in active service with several other ALCO and GE models at the Minnesota Commercial Roundhouse on a snowy day.
CN local #581 is a little overpowered with an IC SD40 and a former Conrail SD70 as they depart Prentice, WI for Mellen, WI and end of the day for the crew.
The SOO 4414 rests between jobs at CP's Rices Point yard as the American Spirit is prepared for another shipping season. The switch broom attached to the battery box hasn't been used much this win... (more)
A pair of Missabe SD38s take the diverging route to Fairlane with a loaded crude ore train.
The 214 and 223 get a loaded crude ore train up to a high enough speed to blow dust from the cars as the train nears Nomi.
The 214 and 223 depart the Thunderbird Mine crude ore loadout and head towards the processing plant at Fairlane with 97 loads. In the distance another crude ore train waits to be loaded.
The weather worn DMIR 212 leads the 869 and the 308 down the Famous Proctor hill into Duluth with empty side dump cars, which will be loaded with limestone for USS Minntac.
The Grand Rapids Local rolls through Carlton and the junction with the Brainerd Sub behind a mixture of EMD and GE products.
Two ex-DRGW tunnel motors are in 118's consist today as it rolls through recently re-alinged track at Saunders and past the CN 0600 Transfer. The original alignment can be seen to the left of trai... (more)
Two leased GP-38s drag a healthy UP transfer across Grassy Point Drawbridge and into Duluth on a bone chilling day.