CSX Muscle

Along the Rail Line

Among Joel Dinda's albums



  • Virginia, Minnesota


  • Sleepy Eye

    Southern Minnesota. One of my favorite town names....

  • Whitewater Valley Railroad

    The crew in the caboose. Connersville, Indiana, in 1993. I'm thinking the train was arriving from Metamora and that we were on the grounds of the local Masonic temple (which was more like a big house). 'Twas a long time ago, now.... We'd soon board the t…


  • Stop

    The backside of Mulliken's Main Street in the background, shot from Railroad Street. That's the CSX (formerly Pere Marquette) mainline running off toward the horizon. After a (necessary) break I'm starting to take photography seriously again. I can tell…

  • The Very Short Train

    I ducked by CN's Cory Yard this morning--it serves the large General Motors assembly plant in Delta Township, near Lansing--and found only this locomotive and a single car on the property. In contrast, the yard within the auto plant's boundaries seemed to…

  • Soo 2010

    Soo Line couldn't be bothered to fully repaint the Milwaukee Road locos they acquired in their 1987 merger. So they just splashed black paint over the MILW identifiers and added their own. The result was ugly back then--nearly three decades ago, now--and…


  • The Portland Railroad Bridge

    Portland's really quite proud of its old bridges.

  • DMIR @ Soo

    Wisconsin Central 598 and Duluth, Missabe, & Iron Range 170 at Sault Ste. Marie, June, 1992. 170 is a perfectly typical Missabe SD-9, acquired by the railroad in 1959 and sold off-line in 1998. Fallen flag, falling flag. This photo was taken a few hund…

  • International Bridges

    Two bridges named "International"--the high bridge carries the highway across the rapids at Sault Ste. Marie, while the low bridge carries the railroad. (I've mentioned this before.) Taken from the Soo Locks Tour Boat. The weather, as you can see, was…


  • Benson Ford @ the Shiploader

    Missabe Railroad's Duluth Docks. Now Kaye E. Barker. (Thanks, NIN) I love Duluth. Camera: Minolta Freedom 100

  • American Mariner

    Marquette has two ore docks; the long-abandoned downtown dock and the Upper Harbor (commonly called Presque Isle, or LS&I) dock pictured here. This is a grainy picture, but it shows good detail about the operation of this old gravity dock. As you can se…

  • Champion Mine

    Another picture from Painesdale's Champion Mine on a beautiful autumn day in 1990. Since I was there with a railfan group, the Copper Range boxcars naturally drew some comment, and some speculation about the efforts which might be required to preserve th…


  • Soo Line in Mulliken

    About the time I moved here, the Soo Line abandoned its Upper Peninsula heritage, sold the track to Wisconsin Central, and started running trains on CSX's old Pere Marquette mainline between Chicago and Detroit--and on to Canada. Emotionally I didn't lik…

  • Work Train

    June 1995: I drove downtown to check the mail after work and noticed this interesting train parked behind the Mulliken Elevator. Grabbed the camera, wasted a roll of film, went home. Joan, who'd just joined the household a few days before, was a little…

  • Tracks to the Horizon

    Rails, of course: The Pere Marquette mainline from Mulliken, Michigan. Long since part of the Chessie system, and now also in regular use by Canadian Pacific


  • WC 582

    Wisconsin Central 582 returns to the United States on the International Rail Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, sometime in August of 1990. The high bridge is the other, now more famous, International Bridge between the Twin Saults. I was disappointe…

  • Love that Wisconsin Central livery

    Same loco, same train, same bridges: Wisconsin Central 582 at Sault Ste. Marie in August, 1990. Both bridges cross the Saint Marys River to Canada, above the falls and the locks. 582 was built by GM's Electromotive Division as a "Light" SD39--a power so…

  • Presque Isle @ Marquette

    August 1990: The ship named Presque Isle beside the ore dock called Presque Isle in Marquette, Michigan. Beyond the dock is Marquette's Presque Isle Park, which may explain something. But the ship's probably named after Erie's Presque Isle. I posted a…


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