Trains are big but they are dwarfed by the boats on the Great Lakes. A 54-car Duluth transfer passes the 1,000 foot American Integrity, docked at Hallet Dock #5.
Some luck allowed me to capture this all EMD rolling meet on the sweeping curve just west of Lake Park.
These three EMDs are Run 8 as they approach Manitoba JCT. From this vantage point the grade is not very perceptable.
These three EMDs are earning their keep struggling out of the Red River Valley in Run 8 at 15 mph. Several more miles of hard pulling lie ahead.
This empty has just emerged back into the sun after passing through some thunderstorms. The two fisherman don't even notice the thunder created by the two EMD products.
Two units on the headend and one in DPU mode have this loaded coal train near track speed as it crosses the old wooden trestle over the Gull River.
The P-Line local heads north on a beautiful cloudless morning with a pair of geeps. The small bridge crosses a glorified drainage ditch located in Moorhead.
This former Warbonnet is looking good again with the low sun highlighting it fresh paint. Note the Dilworth rotary in background.
Thankfully this warbonnet has been put out of its misery with a fresh coat of paint. This west bound is exiting a heavy plume of smoke caused by fields being burned north of Hawley.
A decent looking Warbonnet leads an empty coal train out of Superior on a beautiful spring morning.
Duluth/Superior is a baston for solid SOO Line conists and today was no different. A pair of Geeps find a sucker hole as the haul cars from BNSF 28th Street to Stinson Yard.
One of only a handfull of the remaining maroon and gold SD40-3 leads an empty limestone train down the hill into Duluth. Spring is finally showing some signs of life near Lake Superior.
A rare (for BNSF) MP15 and an old SW1200 have just finished their final move on the clay track at New Page's facility in West Duluth.
A trio of rebuilt tunnel motors have 136 loads under control as the approach Dock #6.
Todays Superior Northtown has a BN flavor to it. With the exception of the second unit, the consist is all ex-BN. Elevation was courtesy of a snow bank whose days are limited.