This former Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern SD39 looks good in its MN&S-inspired paint as it switches sand cars near Chippewa Falls on Wisconsin Northern.
Long removed from its days hauling ore in northeastern Minnesota, former Reserve Mining 1242 spots empty hoppers under the sand load-out at New Auburn.
A fitting departure from their home of 59 years finds snow blowing off former Erie Mining F9As 4210 and 4214 as they begin their journey to the Vermilion Valley Railroad in Illinois/Indiana.
Hooping up the tea. With true shortline charm, the engineer on L3 prepares to snare his sweet tea from a switch broom. It might not be a train order, but the classic pose is priceless.
A freshly washed former BC Rail GE leads a short regional local towards Pokegama yard in Superior. Along for the ride is a BNSF GE assigned to CN for horsepower hour payback.
Two new ES44ACs lead a detour train through Duluth-Superior. A number of trains were rerouted through the U.S. after an oil train derailed and caught fire in northern Ontario. CN 3031 will likely ... (more)
This observation car was built in 1930 for the Reynolds family as the Winette, then became a MoPac business car and a SCL business car. Back into private hands for the Chicago Envelope company as... (more)
A former Reserve Mining SD38-2 assists a leased switcher as they spot cars for sand loading.
The Keenan Switch handles 19 cars of iron nuggets through the appropriately named "Nugget" control point.
A new GE that will soon be renumbered into the 2900-series leads a northbound manifest train on the former DM&IR.
SW1000 35 heads back to work switching the large Sappi paper mill.
A pair of CTRR switch jobs pause for coffee at their shop on Dunlap Island. SW1 No. 33 handles the RIP track while 35 has arrived after switching the Sappi paper mill.
BNSF's LNG test set rolls southbound train Superior-Northtown across the frozen Kettle River. BNSF 5815, BNSF 9131, tender BNSF 933501 along with test cars 82 and 83 make up the set.
BNSF is cold weather testing their LNG set on trains between Duluth/Superior and Minneapolis for a few weeks. BNSF 5815, BNSF 9131, tender BNSF 933501 along with test cars 82 and 83 make up the se... (more)
BNSF is cold weather testing their LNG set on trains between Duluth/Superior and Minneapolis for a few weeks. Here the southbound rolls through Foxboro on its way to Northtown.