URR 11 and 18 are strung out through the Below yard and onto the Keystone as they slowly pull a cut of CSX cars through the loadout at the coal docks. The silver boxes on the front of the 11 are a... (more)
Time continues to tick away on the clock but the time for Alto operating as a manned tower was coming to a slow end as the NS was planning the towers closure. A SD40E helper set rolls past Alto as... (more)
A pair of SD40E's provide dynamic braking for a loaded coal train as they roll by the now closed Alto Tower.
The night turn coke train pulls into Clairton with an empty train of coke cars from the CSX and from the ET plant in Braddock and passes the massive Mammoet crane that is working on the new coke b... (more)
4 crew brings a cut of coke racks to spot in number 1 unit as a massive rebuild takes place and rolls past the massive coke pushers.
The second to last time I would ever be in the coke works we find four of the Union's 24 MP15's bringing in a string of empty CSX and Union coke cars to be loaded at the plant for various US Steel... (more)
RCO 2A at Clairton doubles up 2 tracks of recently loaded coke cars out of 2 unit and will head over to 1 unit to pull another two tracks before yarding them all in the B yard.
On National Train day DM&IR 193 with American Flags on it's cab enjoys the beautiful weather before helping switch out 261's train.
DM&IR 193 shuffles cars around to build the next day's passenger trains as 261 and 2719 sit side my side steaming it up on a beautiful but chilled May night.
After shoving a cut of cars over the hump a trio of SD40's roll past the tower to head for the receiving yard for another cut of inbound cars to be humped.
Yard power and hump power sit's outside the tower as they await their call to duty, downtown Minneapolis looms in the background.
A pair of GE's with a third on the rear as DPU lead a grain train through Hoffman in the early morning as storms build to the west and a loaded coal train awaits a new crew.
Amtraks Christmas Carol tour train sits at Greenfield Village for it's Michigan stop.
GLLX 3001 is in charge of the 2007 Santa Train and is seen stopped in Scottville. 3001 is ex-CP 5803 and is the only one of the three GLLX SD40-2's to ever receive this paint scheme.
A empty train of jennies rolls past the interchange track at Queens as it heads for the mines.