Delivered in Family Lines scheme.
The warm glow from a yard light at Northshore Mining's Babbitt facility illuminates two leased CREX GEs as they prepare for a pre-dawn departure for Silver Bay with 156 cars of iron ore.
I'm not sure of the story behind this boxcar but it is one of the more interesting ones I have ever photographed.
It is hard to believe the GN paint scheme lasted as long as it did on the LST&T's EMD switchers. This terminal line was owned by the GN, NP, Soo and C&NW. It was dissolved in the mid-1980s with BN... (more)
It's chilly and misty and clouds hover about as the second WB train to Silverton approaches a stop in Rockwood, home of a wye and a small MofW yard. Just ahead through a big cut is the "high line... (more)
18M has just arrived into Bluefield,Wv and is in the process of dropping off it's now former lead units they will become the power for a coal train just out of the photo.
This former DM&IR engine facility at Proctor hosts an all-EMD gathering of units just like old times, although the variety is quite different from Missabe days. At least DM&IR 403 and the faded lo... (more)
A pair of light power sets slowly roll towards the engine facility as the sun breaks through.
White Mountain Central Railroad's pocket sized 0-4-0 performs some switching maneuvers logging style - with a push bar attached to the front coupler of the locomotive. Number 1 only runs once a ye... (more)
White Mountain Central Railroad's rare 2-4-2 (one of only a handful of this wheel arrangement operating today) performs some late afternoon switching moves in the style of old log trains with a wo... (more)
A standard design scale test car owned by the State of Minnesota makes even a short 24' ore car look huge. The Missabe converted this car to scale monitoring duty.
The wide cabs of CN's SD40-2 fleet have much more character compared to today's EMD and GE offerings. The class light cluster is a blast from the past.
DM&IR 215 has been reactivated from short term storage and is seen working the E-Lead Switch while B&LE 906 prepares to pick up a load of limestone for Minorca.
A pair of SD40s have brought an empty train up from the dock in Duluth.
With the friendly civilian crew member hamming it up, this little beast is headed for the house. Unable to move a sufficient number of the giant M1 tank car flats of the 194 AR BDE (the "Dollar N... (more)