|Saturday dawned with
snow flurries. But the weather forecast called for bright sunshine. So
we headed up to our favourite place on the North Shore - Gooseberry
Falls to see the frozen waterfalls. I could fill several pages with
pictures of the frozen falls but this website is trainspotter not
We arrived back in Duluth with serveral hours to kill before our dinner
reservation, so Mrs TS-USA said that we could drive around Superior and
look for some trains! I've wanted to explore Superior for many years
but never had the chance. Superior seems to be where all the railroad
yards are so it was too good a chance to pass up. The first place I
wanted to find was the BNSF refuelling point that can be seen from the
Belknap street overpass. Out came the map and we navigated ourselves
around warehouses, railroad tracks and industrial units until we found
ourselves looking at this C-44 ticking over at the refuelling point.
there was nothing else to see here so we carried on driving south for
the most part alongside the railroad yard until we reached a cross
street and there we were another yard. This one might be Stinson (but
like I say this is my first time exploring Superior so I could be
wrong.) Here there was a bit to see starting with this double headed
ES-44 SD70ACe Midwest Energy coal train.
|To give you
an idea of the length of the train here's a head on shot (admittedly
into the sun) to give you an idea of the length.
cool. So I took a look to see what else there was to see. Nothing much,
just a few light loco's stood around waiting for something to do.
|A bunch of
Geeps, one leased from EMD and one in SF Blue and Yellow working
together and 3032. I have to admit I don't like the Blue and Yellow
colour scheme. That was it. it was time now to head out for dinner.
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