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Photo ID: 352980

Cloquet Terminal SW1 #33 still works for the CTRR in 2010. Next year will mark the 70th year of service for the old switcher which started life as an EJ&E SW1 back in 1941. It was acquired by CTRR... (more)

Railroad: Cloquet Terminal Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Cloquet, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CTRR #33
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: December 27, 2010


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By: Missabefan

Added: Jan 29, 2011

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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 345865

When CN started to bring in replacement power on the former Missabe, this unit was the first to come in and that was back in 2004. Still going strong in 2010, the CN 6021 rolls thru some early mo... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: SD40u
Location: Biwabik, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 6021
Train ID: U-789
Photo Date: November 02, 2010


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Added: Nov 20, 2010

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Photo ID: 344263

Go towards the light! With frost on the ties and vegitation and fog in the air, a matched trio of SD40-3's head east into the sun, which has just cracked the horizon on a crisp fall morning. Th... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Biwabik, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: IC 6255
Train ID: U-789
Photo Date: November 05, 2010


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By: Missabefan

Added: Nov 06, 2010

Views: 4,708
Comments: 1

Favorited: 23
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Photo ID: 340043

A mere 15 miles off pavement and down a logging road into the woods of northern Minnesota you will come across the Skibo Road crossing at M.P. 43 on the NSM RR. Rumor had it this was the most rem... (more)

Railroad: Northshore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Skibo, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 656
Train ID: 1100 Loads
Photo Date: October 03, 2010


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Added: Oct 04, 2010

Views: 3,094
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Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 339623

A leased ex-ATSF GP20 painted black with yellow stripes is used to switch grain cars around at an impressive looking grain elevator that is actually owned by BNSF but leased to General Mills. I'm... (more)

Railroad: Pioneer Railroad Equipment (PREX)
Locomotive: EMD GP20
Location: Superior, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: PREX 3032
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: September 30, 2010


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By: Missabefan

Added: Oct 01, 2010

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Favorited: 7


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Photo ID: 337381

I think I can. I think I can. SOO 2719 huffs and puffs some serious black smoke while climbing out of Two Harbors. They are just underway on the return trip back to Duluth and home at the Depot.

Railroad: North Shore Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Two Harbors, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: SOO 2719
Train ID: 10:30 Two arbors
Photo Date: September 04, 2010


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Added: Sep 10, 2010

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Photo ID: 337015

SOO 2719 pulls over Scenic Highway 61 and begins to cause a few brake locks by the cars below who start looking at a magnificant piece a machinery pass by.

Railroad: North Shore Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Knife River, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: SOO 2719
Train ID: 10:30 Two Harbors Ex
Photo Date: September 04, 2010


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Added: Sep 06, 2010

Views: 4,199
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Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 335233

Memories. The Cliffs Erie F9's and Taconite Harbor ore dock. In the operations heyday this pellet train with four Electro Motive Division F9 1750 HP locomotives would travel the 74 miles from th... (more)

Railroad: Cliffs Erie Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Taconite Harbor, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CE 4210
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: July 28, 2008


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Added: Aug 20, 2010

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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 334783

UH That'll Do! The sometimes not so glamorous side of railroading and some of the things that can happen. Here is what happens when the load out chute of a taconite pellet bin fails to close dur... (more)

Railroad: Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway
Locomotive: N/A
Location: N/A, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: DM&IR 51587
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: Missabefan

Added: Aug 15, 2010

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Photo ID: 334558

DM&IR 407 and two other SD40-3's lead steaming pellets from Minntac southward through Biwabik on their way towards Two Harbors. No really!

Railroad: Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Biwabik, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: DM&IR 407
Train ID: U-789
Photo Date: August 12, 2010


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Added: Aug 13, 2010

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Photo ID: 331332

After leaving the former DM&IR depot in Two Harbors, the NARCOA (North American Rail Car Operators Association) speeders head down the North Shore Scenic Railroad along Lake Superior towards the d... (more)

Railroad: North Shore Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Two Harbors, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: NARCOA Event
Photo Date: July 10, 2010


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Added: Jul 13, 2010

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Photo ID: 329575

A little off the top for the Missabe Subdivision Main Two is evident by the metal shavings covering the taconite pellets and ballast rock and grinding marks on the railhead after the passing of th... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Iron, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: Loram RG 309
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: June 26, 2010


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Added: Jun 27, 2010

Views: 6,428
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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 325213

A pair of bright orange switchers await another assignment at BNSF's Rice's Point Yard in Duluth, MN as thick fog rolls in off Lake Superior. Look Wisconsin is gone!

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: May 22, 2010


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By: Missabefan

Added: May 23, 2010

Views: 4,324
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 320806

One of the CHS switchers takes a break from moving grain cars into and out of the large Cenex Harvest States elevator in Superior, WI.

Railroad: Cenex Harvest States
Locomotive: EMD SW9
Location: Superior, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: ILSX 2117
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: April 10, 2010


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By: Missabefan

Added: Apr 14, 2010

Views: 3,981
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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 320561

The Proctor Road Switch crew shoves loads of taconite pellets out on the dock as a ship takes on the cargo. Across the bay, a BNSF coal train dumps their loads at the MERC facility. Business is ... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: Proctor Road Switch
Photo Date: April 10, 2010


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By: Missabefan

Added: Apr 12, 2010

Views: 9,224
Comments: 3

Favorited: 32
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