DM&IR 2-8-8-4 "Yellowstone" Locomotive Cab. Of the 3 surviving DM&IR Yellowstones, only one offers the public the chance to actually enter (and admire) the cab. DM&IR #227 is per... (more)
DM&IR 2-8-8-4 "Yellowstone" Locomotive. In the early 1940s, numerous US railroads went looking for ultra-heavy freight locomotives to assist in the war effort. As a result severa... (more)
DMIR 193 which is operated by the North Shore Scenic Railroad rolls its excursion train past the landmark Fitgers Brewery in Duluth running on former DMIR trackage between Duluth and Two Harbors.
Sometimes on the railroad s*** happens, and this is a perfect example. With some acetylene and a BFH (Big F***ing Hammer is the technical term) the #316 was fixed up and headed back to move more c... (more)
Last minute prep before an 0900 run up Lemon Drop Hill.
Things you don't notice when in the middle of photographing your subject. I thought that was a fuel truck. Uh, no....look closer....&qu... (more)
On a clear summer night, Yellowstone #225 sits in Proctor, greeting visitors taking Highway 2 into Proctor. These beasts were once the main power for ore trains along the line. Now EMDs and GEs ha... (more)
Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range EMD SD40-3 No. 403, a rebuilt former Southern Pacific SD45T-2 Tunnel Motor, leads a Canadian National taconite ore empty as it hustles past milepost 6 north of Waldo n... (more)
DMIR 332 leads an excursion through downtown Duluth. The famed aerial bridge can be seen to the left.
An unplanned photo op presents itself on the 0900 run!
A 1906 vintage 50 ton ore car, one of the first all steel ore cars built for the Missabe, donated to the Soudan Underground State Park by the DMIR in 1972. This car was one of 4,250 cars of this ... (more)
The 0900 run of the Duluth Zephyr makes its presence known leaving Duluth. #332 is also known as Lake Superior Railroad Museum/North Shore Scenic's Duluth & Northeastern #28. It was built for DM... (more)
The Big Boy 4014 was in town, but Lake Superior Railroad Musuem's 2-8-0 also deserved some attention. It's seen making its way uphill through Duluth.
On a beautiful morning, DMIR 2-8-0 332 leads the Lake Superior Railroad Museum's morning passenger train along the shores of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee.
DM&IR 2-8-0 332 leads the 9am Duluth Zephyr out of town.
The dynamics are howlin' as DMIR 405, CN 5318 and IC 6252 lead ore loads down Spirit Mountain.