A former Soo Line FP7 leads a DM&IR SD18 and Erie Mining F9A as the trio handle 117 empty BNSF all-rail ore hoppers. The cars are being stored for a few weeks on the North Shore Scenic Railroad.
A former Soo Line FP7 leads a DM&IR SD18 and Erie Mining F9A as the trio muscles 117 empty BNSF all-rail ore hoppers along the north shore of Lake Superior. The cars are being stored on the North ... (more)
On a snowy day a pair of leased GEs spot ore cars on the Lake Superior & Ishpeming dock. The CEFX units represent some of GE's most modern technology while U25C No. 2501, the only U25C saved, repr... (more)
An empty BNSF ore train passes by the Great Lakes Trader, which sports a nice ice mustache after its trip across Lake Superior.
With an air temp at -4F Erie Mining F9A 4211 leads DM&IR 193 and a train of empty BNSF steel hopper cars out of Rices Point. Who would have thought 4211 (or 193) would be powering an ore train, al... (more)
A dreary winter day is fitting for this relic of Milwaukee Road's intermodal empire. A former Soo Line SW9 now working for CHS (ILSX) idles in the distance.
Originally the unique visitors in the center caught the attention of my lens but some 20 plus years later it is the string of MRL SD9s and geeps on the left that draw my eyes. The relatively fresh... (more)
It is Christmas Eve and Santa climbs aboard his sleigh for a busy night ahead...with the red Mars light of 2500A helping guide the way like Rudolph did on that one night long ago. Merry Christmas ... (more)
Unfamiliar territory for this heritage locomotive as it hustles a UP manifest north on BNSF's Hinckley Subdivision for the Twin Ports. Up has trackage rights over BNSF from Minneapolis to Duluth-S... (more)
Ore loads head for the Duluth docks behind a trio of vintage EMD road units.
A couple of ladies wait to board the Christmas City Express back to the Fitgers complex at dusk.
A trio of CN SD60s pierce a thick combination of fog, drizzle and snow as they move empty limestone cars to Duluth.
Festive flocking on the trees is fitting of the season as a loaded ore train rolls south for Two Harbors.
Outside of the EMD F and E unit line the GP30 is the best aesthetically styled locomotive EMD has produced, in my humble opinion. How can one argue when seeing restored Soo Line 700 kicking up a p... (more)
The star of the Disney film "Iron Will" leads a special passenger excursion out of Two Harbors for Duluth in 1993. The logging road Mikado is currently on display at the Lake Superior Ra... (more)