Work continues in the small BNSF yard at Kelly Lake, MN even as small thunderstorm approaches from the south.
As a small thunderstorm moves in, the Kelly Lake local job returns to the yard after serving Hibbing Taconite while some of the M.O.W crew ties down their equipment after a day of driving pilings ... (more)
The three person crew moves cars around the small yard at Kelly Lake while certainly keeping a watchful eye out on a storm that is moving in from the south.
One hundred eighty cars of taconite pellets weighing in at more than 17,000 tons is on the move from U.S. Steel's Keewatin Taconite through Kelly Lake to the BNSF dock at Allouez, Wisconsin.
All is quiet in Kelly Lake and the local assigned here idles away in cold and dark of night.
A pair of veteran SD40-2's still moving freight for the railroad. These two (BNSF 1953 and BNSF 1964) are currently assigned to the Kelly Lake local job and the three person crew is coming down f... (more)
A cold December day finds the three person local crew working on switching three loads for three empties at the Edwards Oil facility at the end of their yard at Kelly Lake, MN. After this projec... (more)
BNSF 4731 slowly creeps up along side BNSF 9281 at BNSF's small Kelly Lake yard. The BNSF 4731 is leading a Tex-Mex train loaded with taconite pellets from United Taconite bound for Mexico while ... (more)
The engineer pulls up and waits for his conductor to arrive from the tail end of the train so they can take off. Luckily for the conductor there was a track inspector close by who offered to give... (more)
A BNSF ore train heads south for Birmingham, Alabama from it's starting point here on Minnesota's Iron Range. The train was loaded at U.S. Steel's Keewatin taconite plant (Keetac) and is 125 cars... (more)
BNSF 9685 leads it's train of coal empties through the yard at Kelly Lake, MN passing an old BN caboose on a work train in the process.
BNSF 9685 pulls it's train of coal empties slowly through the yard at Kelly Lake, MN getting ready to take the signal to head back south to Superior, WI and ultimately back out west for more loads... (more)
After making up the train, a pair of veteran Cascade green former BN engines sit quietly on a Sunday morning.
After loading taconite at U.S. Steel Keewatin Taconite (or Keetac ) BNSF 6284 has the signal to head south and off of Minnesota's Iron Range bound for the dock at Allouez, Wisconsin.
After getting the green light from the dispatcher, an empty coal train prepares to depart Kelly Lake and head south.