CN 2112 leads a raw ore train from Largo to Fairlane or from Cleveland Cliffs Thunderbird mine doen to the plant where this rock will be turned into taconite pellets for the steel industry.
The searchlight signals protecting the Missabe Sub have fallen and have been replaced with the newest latest and greatest style signals. These new signals were illuminated a few days prior and ar... (more)
Freshly made U.S. Steel Minntac taconite pellets head south down the CN Iron Range Sub in heavy snow bound for Two Harbors and the dock.
A ridiculous amount of snow is falling and the winds are whipping but the trains are running. CN 9433 rolls off the CN Iron Range Sub and onto the CN Missabe Sub at Iron Jct. with its short train... (more)
An empty coal train from Colby, near Hoyt Lakes, comes off the Iron Range Sub and into Iron Jct. with IC 6017 and B&LE 903.
The last SD-M running on the ex-DMIR brings some cars back to Keenan Yard.
Empty limestone headed back to Proctor.
Lead by two of the three remaining rebuilt SD18s a crude ore train heads to the U-Tac mine for unloading.
After a brief stop at a red signal, the train puts on a smoke show as they get moving again. Two rebuilt SD18's and two SD38-2's power the train.
An ore empty heads for the Minorca plant. The 416 was rebuilt from a SD45-2 carbody.
A T-Bird heads for Fairlane Jct. as an ore empty waits to come off the line from Two Harbors.
Two SD38s bring a T-Bird empty north through Iron Jct. for loading at the Thunderbird North Mine.
DMIR SD38-2s 209 and 201 lead a T-Bird back north through Iron Jct., where the Iron Range Division splits from the Missabe Division, and heads towards Two Harbors.
Southbound Thunderbird headed to Fairlane at 12:01 PM.
BNSF loaded ore train on DMIR tracks