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Recent North Shore Scenic Shots

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This fall, it seems, I have taken quite a few NSSR shots. My son really likes their trains and with scheduled times they make a good back up plan to shoot if we don't hear anything else going on around the Twin Ports. When you promise the kid a train or two for his efforts, the NSSR works well for you.

We were down around the Depot last Sunday and the three year old watched closely as the NSSR crews made up three different trains. We noticed the third engine they used was the DSS&A Alco so we took a few shots of the 1230 train.

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This past weekend, we planned on riding the Pumpkin Train on Sunday, but we headed up to the patch to get the power passing the pumpkins Saturday. That way we could ride Sunday and not worry about getting pictures.

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But, when we returned on Sunday, we did walk down to the south end of the Pumpkin Train to shoot DM&IR 316 which was nicely pointed south (not normally the case). They ran today's (Sunday) six car Pumpkin Train push pull with the 316 and 700. This is a nice ride and we make it an annual trip.

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On Saturday, the 316 was also pointed south for the trip to TH which means short hood forward heading back to Duluth, so when I heard Max M. get a warrant on 160.800 I headed north to intercept at French River. Had to admit, I got a kick when the RTC called Max by name. Following the 316, I got shots at Palmers and Leif Erickson Park. Train looked sharp with the three passenger cars, especially with the Northland brining up the markers.

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The museum's equipment looks great on these NSSR runs and all the operating volunteers do a great job. Great having this type of operation right in our backyard.

Kevin Madsen
Superior, WI