CHIONE set Bingen/Farence Collection.....I had to really think about this one.....If I remember correctly the NP line to Duluth was called the Scally.......I remember the Milwaukee guys in the Twi... (more)
CP H20 is wasting no time in their effort to make La Crosse on their hours of service.
H20 takes the siding at Frontenac with a solo GP40-3 for power. They'll wait for Amtrak and 475 to go by before continuing their eastward trip to La Crosse. The 4008 was having all kinds of issues... (more)
Pellets from the Minorca mine (the pit is coincidently located behind the train about a mile but the processing plant is located north of Virginia, MN off the CN Rainy sub about an hour behind the... (more)
One of several strings of stored locomotives. 2742 is classified as a rebuild GP39E, but obviously began life as a GP30. Ex-CB&Q 947
Lots going on in the yard with at least 4 jobs moving about and doing their thing at Proctor, MN.
Empties led by lease unit PRLX 2643 glide around the S curve outside Beaver Bay, MN as they head inland after leaving the plant on the shore of Lake Superior. The crew is about 5 miles into the th... (more)
A southbound T-Bird train meets a northbound container train on the double track portion of the CN Missabe Sub.
A few miles into the southbound trip down the CN Missabe sub back to Proctor with fresh pellet loads and a quick look over the shoulder reveals exhaust plumes that United Taconite is still running... (more)
On display for annual Train Days.
After spending the better part of daylight dumping limestone at U.S. Steel Minntac it's now time to head back south to Proctor yard.
A SD40-3 with Dash 8's trailing pulling a train of taconite bearing rock south on the CN Missabe Sub in-between the mine and the processing plant on a nice day.
Spring brown season is in full display but the sun was out and a train was moving pellets south on the CN Missabe sub.
Rolling along the CN Missabe Sub which parallels Highway 7 for several miles through the Zim/Sax bog wildlife area, DMIR 409 leads two bigger Dash 8's pulling pellets from United Taconite. With r... (more)
As late summer sun fades, a mixed freight makes the climb up and out of Virginia, MN along the CN Rainy sub just a few feet from crossing over the Laurentian Divide on the way to Canada.