See modern train action on either side of the bay and even steam running out of Duluth! See it all in three DVDs:
Twin Ports Trackside Volume 1 – Duluth
Features train action in and around Duluth, Minnesota. The railroads include: DM&IR, DW&P, BN, SOO, BNSF, CP, C&NW, UP, CN, WC, NSSR, LS&M – and a couple of industrial lines! Some locations include: the famous Proctor Hill and Hot Spot location at Nopeming Junction. The exciting railroad action includes yard switching, transfers, road freights and unit trains of taconite, coal, limestone and grain. Plus there are two fascinating industrial railroads including Hallett Dock and St. Lawrence Cement.
Also see three steam powered trains featuring: SOO 1003, D&NM 14 and Milwaukee Road 261. Plus a few Great Lakes ships in action with loading.
Twin Ports Trackside Volume 2 – Superior
Volume 2 in this series features train action in and around Superior, Wisconsin. The railroads include: DM&IR, DW&P, BN, SOO, BNSF, CP, C&NW, UP, CN, WC, D&NE, CT. Some locations include hot spots Boylston Junction and Saunders which sees 40 plus trains per day. The exciting railroad action includes yard switching at both Pokegama and Burlington Northern’s 28th St. Yard, transfers, road freights and unit trains of taconite, coal, grain, and potash. There’s also industrial railroad CHS, rail car ferry “Incan Superior”, and three steam powered trains featuring SOO 1003, D&NM 14 and MILW Road 261. Plus a few Great Lakes ships in action with loading.
Classic locomotives and exciting railroad action in and around the Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin. Plenty of great smoke, steam and cinders are portrayed on the newly restored Soo Line 2-8-2 #1003. The scenes were shot on two frigid November days in 1996 during the 1003’s break-in run between Duluth and Two Harbors, Minnesota. The Duluth & Northern Minnesota #14, a 2-8-2, is seen pulling a tourist train on the NSSR line along the rocky northshore of Lake Superior from Duluth to the DM&IR yard and depot at Two Harbors.
Soo Line FP7 #2500 is seen leading the D&NM #14 with a train heading south out of Superior for Rhinelander, Wisconsin. The 2-8-2 and FP7 are then seen doubleheading a Soo Line Historical Society fan trip between Prentice and Rhinelander. Operating out of the Lake Superior Museum of Transportation at the Duluth Union Depot is a street trolley, the Great Northern