Here we see a Union Pacific transfer job working in the Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin. The train originates in Superior and uses the Grassy Point Draw to get to West Duluth. From there it heads to Rice’s Point, Duluth, where the Canadian Pacific Railway has a small yard. After exchanging cars there it heads back to Superior.
This crossing of the St. Louis River, originally a property of the Northern Pacific, once utilized a draw bridge but has since been changed to a swing. The Union Pacific Railroad got into Superior with the acquisition of the Chicago & North Western; while it no longer has tracks leading into the city, it is able to use trackage rights over both the CN and the BNSF.
Many thanks to David Schauer for information on transfer movements in the Twin Ports. Five images by Richard Koenig; taken April 4th 2017.
I hiked about 9 miles this morning, so full of beauty. As always the best moments elude my camera so I must keep them in my mind: the conversation of crows, a dozen flashing-white-tails, a snowy owl, a dog named thatcher, and an unexpected stranger named Maddie.