DMIR SD40T-3s 403 and 404 speed north with an empty ore train for Fairlane.
Ore loads head south at Mile 25 of CN's Missabe Sub.
On a clear and cool morning, a taconite train from Minnesota's Iron Range rumbles over the impressive Cloquet River bridge on the way to Proctor, MN.
A nice trio of EMDs slalom through the S curves south of Alborn.
A Tunnel and two SD40-2W's roll south towards Proctor in some sweet morning light.
Beautiful code blue conditions with fresh snow as this loaded ore train rumbles across the impressive Cloquet River Bridge.
Another classic consist of EMD power put together by the forces at Proctor leads 142 cars of pellets from United Taconite back to the scales at Proctor.
A colorful all-EMD consist leads 120 ore loads south towards Proctor.
Looking like a Christmas card, Bessember 904 rolls through fresh show with a train of steaming iron ore pellets.
Southbound Q116 rolls across the Cloquet River along the former DM&IR.
A pair of SD60Fs lead a Bessemer tunnel motor across the Cloquet River headed for Minntac with limestone.
Limestone empties head back to Proctor.
A pair of big GE's pull the stranded U-717 United Taconite train south towards Proctor. An interesting consist for sure.
A pair of CSX GEs off a loaded all-rail train came to the rescue of a U-717 (United Taconite ore train) that had its leader, IC 6256, die. The two GEs would haul the crippled train to Proctor afte... (more)
It seems as if we have more IC units in NE Minnesota than they do in Illinois. Note new CN ore cars.