Traces of the Missabe still exist as newcomers pound towards Proctor on a warm fall day.
After making up the train, the commercial freight side of the former Missabe known as the MRF (Miscellaneous Road Freight) has just left Keenan Yard bound for Proctor yard with the days deliveries... (more)
During a short break in the heavy snow, the sun actually tried to shine through casting slight shadows on the white landscape as train U-717 with 140 loads of fresh steaming taconite pellets roll... (more)
Minorca limestone empties arrive back at Proctor with some of the 200 remaining veteran "low side" DM&IR ore cars still in service.
Breaking into nice sunshine is this empty limestone train from Minorca with some of the 200 or so remaining veteran "low side" DM&IR ore cars still in service.
Easy to spot the non ore tracks... you can see the ties!
The changing face of the Missabe... John Ryan looks on after getting his shot as a U-Tac is just about to Proctor.
The Gilman to Champaign local has returned from Champaign with 43 cars and now is shoving into the east pass at Gilman. Tonight there will be a L555 that will switch this train out and do local wo... (more)
For awhile in the 90's, before CN bought the WC, the CN ran their US traffic over the BN to Chicago, IL. Here 4 SD40's head up a loaded potash train as they past thru East Dubuque. The leader look... (more)
Lighting By Craig Williams. This job is holding till the morning run North.
CN train #411 crosses the Fraser River at Cisco, BC. The north side of this bridge is lit by the morning sun during the long summer days in June
Long-distance local from Waterloo, IA - Chicago, IL heads east through Northern Illinois farmland.
Long-distance local from Waterloo, IA - Chicago, IL heads east through historic Galena.
Rolling along with 150 cars in tow, this northbound freight rolls by one of many little marshes along the Waukesha Sub. The CN has a max 150 car rule for freight trains and they like to run them t... (more)
Regular Merchandise Train from Waterloo, IA - Chicago, IL heads east for a meet with its westbound counterpart at Jesup, IA.