A trio of Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad units (909, 904, 903) bring up 145 ore cars from Two Harbors to be loaded at U.S. Steel Minntac with approximately 15,000 tons of taconite pellets.
A quad pack of EMD's sound nice as they race by.
DMIR 403 shoves back to it's train of empty taconite cars to tie on and head north for loading at Cliffs Natural Resources owned United Taconite, BLE 900 and DMIR 211 pull cars and shove cars in ... (more)
It's daybreak on a very cold morning and the fresh baked taconite pellets interact with that wind whipped cold air as the train continues south to Two Harbors.
It's Christmas morning at 0800 and the air temperature is -19 degrees with a wind that is whipping about 20 mph out of the north making it feel like -40 degrees out here yet the men and women that... (more)
A pair of BLE motors lead a Miscellaneous Road Freight (MRF) from Two Harbors, MN with a stop coming shortly at the CN Keenan yard. Todays freight includes a dead SD40-2W, some empty bentonite ho... (more)
A northbound empty ore train from Two Harbors, MN makes it's way past the signals at S. Biwabik as the trek back to the mine for loading continues.
B&LE 905 South rests at Conneaut waiting for the conductor, while NS 206 passes overhead
Very strong winds with gusts well over 50 mph churn up waves on Lake Superior, with some reaching a height of 20 feet. The white caps are clearly visible in this image at Two Harbors as B&LE 906 r... (more)
Freshly washed B&LE 903 leads DM&IR 403 and sister 900 up Proctor Hill with Lake Superior in the distance.
The 2 remaining Bessemer units left on regular freight service bring a Southbound loaded pipe train south at the MP 12.9 Defect Detector.
The 2 remaining Bessemer units left on regular freight service bring a southbound loaded pipe train south past the ancient B&LE searchlight signals at SX North.
B&LE 900, painted in CN colors, leads two other units toward the Lakehead Storage Facility to pick up a cut of ore cars filled with limestone, which is being delivered by the Laker Joseph L. Block... (more)
Only one of few B&LE locomotives remaining in the B&LE orange paint leads a southbound Taconite train with fresh steaming pellets, bound for the docks at Two Harbors.