A CP manifest freight, BRC local switcher, and CN ethanol train have a three way meet at Hayford Junction, just east of the Belt Railway of Chicago's Clearing Yard.
Amtrak Empire Service 281 speeds west at CP 382 on the Rochester Sub, heading towards its next stop in Buffalo.
A C40-8 leads a local freight south on the Missabe Sub as it crosses over the frozen Whiteface River in Kelsey, Minnesota.
A pair of SD40-2W's and a C40-8 lead U714 as it crosses Elbow Creek just south of Iron Junction with an empty train of Difco side dump cars in tow.
CN U714 has just crossed the Cloquet River speeds alongside Center Line Road behind a pair of SD40-2W's and a C40-8. The train will be loaded with limestone in Duluth and return to the Minntac min... (more)
A CN barn leads CN U730, a train of empty side dump cars, through Forbes, Minnesota towards Duluth where the cars will be loaded with limestone for Minntac.
A trio of EMD SD40's leads iron ore train U717 as it heads towards Duluth, about to cross Sax Road in Sax, Minnesota.
DMIR 405 and two CN SD40-2W's are just completing loading of their train or iron ore taconite pellets at the Fairlane Processing Plant. Once loading is complete the train will be recrewed for its ... (more)
With another load of taconite pellets, CN U791 heads towards Two Harbors behind two EMD's and a GE, passing by a DMIR searchlight signal at Spruce.
An Illinois Central SD40-3 in death star paint leads loaded taconite ore train as it passes through a s-curve just south of Culver, Minnesota on its way to Duluth.
Amtrak's Phase I heritage unit awaits its next assignment at Amtrak's 18th Street Shops on a cool March night. The Chicago skyline stands proudly, lighting up the night in the background.
Diesel exhaust and taconite pellet steam fills the air behind CN U717 as Illinois Central SD40-3 6252 leads the heavy train towards Duluth.
A Minnesota Commercial job works their main yard, while a BNSF local interchanges cars under the power of a BN painted SD60M and a BNSF "great pumpkin" SD60M. In the upper right, a BNSF intermodal... (more)
Passing under the former PRR signal bridge at CP Morgan, Metra's Milwaukee Road heritage unit shoves an inbound Milwaukee District commuter train towards Union Station.
Metra F40PH-3 112 leads an outbound commuter train as it departs Chicago Union Station and heads down the South West District, passing by the Amtrak service facility.