Due to a large washout on BNSF's Hinckley Sub near Holyoke, UP detoured at least two Superior to Des Moines trains over the Brainerd Sub. Here a BNSF Dilworth crew hustles M-ITDM west past the Nor... (more)
A fitting image for uploading on Cinco de Mayo as three Ferromex GEs lead BNSF's Grand Rapids local as the train nears its namesake in northern Minnesota. The Mexican units were waiting in Superio... (more)
A CP transfer run from Duluth to Superior passes CN ore dock 6 as the classic laker Michipicoten arrives to load ore for Essar Soo.
A Proctor Roadswitch crew lifts 48 cars of Minorca limestone up Proctor Hill as a major fire rages at the Husky oil refinery in Superior. Fortunately there were no fatalities and the fire was exti... (more)
A BNSF coal train arrives at the large Midwest Energy Resources Corporation dock in Superior as the laker Great Republic loads petroleum coke for Alpena. Across the bay the ore boat Michipicoten a... (more)
Work is ramping up on CN's double track project on the Winnipeg to Chicago mainline south of Superior, Wisconsin. This former C&NW (Omaha) route out of the Lake Superior basin is a bottleneck for ... (more)
A blue hour image of a loaded 60-car train of limestone heading up Proctor Hill while the American Century and Philip R. Clarke load ore at CN's ore dock. Tug Helen H assists the Clarke.
BNSF 8970 on the rear of a loaded ore train at Allouez yard. The wye here hasn't been used in years. In the steam era it was used to turn locomotives, including GN's massive 2-8-8-0 N-2 class that... (more)
A loaded limestone train for Minntac departs Proctor while a transfer from Pokegama (Superior, WI) arrives. In the distance a pair of ex-Missabe SD38-2s switch the E-yard while an empty ore train ... (more)
A former Frisco GP38-2 with a new PTC brow leads Job 113 past the laker Lee A. Tregurtha as shipyard workers finishing painting its bow.
The first ship of the season, the James R. Barker, backs toward CN ore dock No. 6 while a crew pulls empties off the dock and a BNSF coal train unloads across the bay at Midwest Energy.
Cloquet Terminal has renumbered and applied full lettering to its recently acquired ex-UP MP15DC. The unit was out working the large Sappi paper mill today.
BNSF snow dozer 940027 clears the mainline through Cloquet.
Canadian Pacific job HS12 switches the Duluth port terminal while the Clyde S VanEnkevort and Edwin H Gott await the start of the 2018 shipping season.
A pair of former DM&IR SD38-2s switch Proctor yard on a crisp -5F morning. The calm conditions have allowed a temperature inversion to trap steam from freshly baked taconite pellets close to the g... (more)