A southbound BNSF all-rail taconite train accelerates past the United Taconite plant on its way down the Missabe Sub.
A loaded BNSF all-rail ore train heads south on the former DMIR through Iron Juntion.
The Wisconsin Northern is just pulling off the former north-south C&NW line through Cameron onto the east-west former SOO tracks through town. 1501 has been the trailing unit up to this point, bu... (more)
The superelevation around this curve gives a clue to this line's past as a C&NW mainline. Today the Wisconsin Northern crawls into Cameron at a blistering 10 mph.
With a locomotive on each end and 11 cars loaded with dried distillers grain, the Wisconsin Northern wobbles north into Chetek on 10 MPH track.
This spot gets good morning sun for just a few months of the year when the sun is far enough north to get up above the bluffs before swinging over to the othe side of the tracks.
Right on time.
I count at least 17 locomotives scattered through Pig's Eye Yard in this shot, including the pair of GE's leading the stack train through on the main.
Mounds Park in Saint Paul offers a number of good vantage points for viewing the parade of trains through the city. This CP transfer will head into Pig's Eye Yard in under a mile. The train in t... (more)
Union Pacific's Belt Yard in Saint Paul is busy with activity early on a Monday morning. A pair or light SD40-2s rolls into the North end of the yard while a SD60M leads a short frieght into the ... (more)
Looks crowded in there! I didn't even notice the third person in the cab until I looked at the the picture when I got home. Nice to see a matched pair of EMD warbonnets running arround! The Nor... (more)
Lincoln to Northtown freight heads east between Litchfield and Darwin.
The smoke from local grass fires creates a unique haze around this eastbound Lincoln to Northtown freight. The train is accelerating out of Atwater, MN after meeting a westbound.
Empties from Silver Bay are heading back to Babbit for another load. Lake Superior is just visable on the horizon.
A smokey haze caused by numerous local grass fires surrounds a Lincoln to Northtown frieght as it slows for a meet in Atwater.