With snow flocked trees in the background the BLE 904 departs Fairlane with not a lick of CN in sight.
These two old girls have been together for a long time. 40 years ago they were created to serve in the tunnels out West, grinding out long trains on the Southern Pacific/SSW. In the '90s they were... (more)
A loaded raw ore train nears the Fairlane processing plant and passes an older searchlight type signal.
A Soo Line SD60 leads a CP detour train over the CN's Missabe Subdivision as a loaded T-bird heads into the United Taconite plant at Fairlane.
T-Bird Loads roll off of the Missabe Sub and into the plant with another load of raw ore.
First train of the day is a T-Bird arriving at Fairlane with DMIR 406 and 212.
1/30th Pan Shot of B&LE 909 coming into Fairlane at twilight with a loaded T-bird.
A loaded train under the command of DMIR 201 arrives at the large iron ore plant at Fairlane, MN under temperatures near -21 and windchills near -47.
The sun is literally and figuretively setting on these SDMs, but for now they still are earning their keep as they pull into United Taconite with crude ore loads.
The DMIR 211 and 419 lead a limestone train destined for Minorca onto the double track at Fairlane. Note that both units haven't yet received the new FRA striping.
As the sun sets, No. 212 heads in at Fairlane with a train of crude ore for the taconite plant.
The 2130 T-Bird emerges from the heavy morning fog just 25 minutes after sunrise.