Minnesota Northern's Warroad Local job clears the first interlocking signal for the CP-BNSF diamond at Erskine near Badger Lake. Today's train has two locomotives running DP on the rear making th... (more)
IC 6250 storms north through the snow heading for U.S. Steel, Minntac to load taconite pellets.
CN/GTW SD40-3 5952 pulls up to Cass Street in Joliet for headroom.
A former KCS SD40-3 switches the south yard in Joliet.
A trio of SD40-3's pulling veteran Missabe ore cars southbound along the Minntac Sub after departing U.S. Steel, Minntac with factory fresh taconite pellets streaming in the cold night air while r... (more)
With the temperature barley reaching ten degrees, Wheeling & Lake Erie train 224 crosses over the frozen Huron River at Monroeville as it continues east to Hartland Yard.
While the heavy snow is falling southbound DMIR 407 is passing it's northbound empty counterpart near Gilbert, MN and is throttling back up to track speed continuing it's trek to Two Harbors after... (more)
Taking the siding at Jones to meet a loaded counterpart headed their way, IC 6250 is in charge of a string of empties that will be loaded at the U.S. Steel, Minntac taconite plant upon arrival.
Minnesota Northern's Warroad Local job cruises south of Brooks towards Erskine at the increased 49mph track speed. U.S. Highway 59 similarly had its posted speed limit increased from 55 to 60mph ... (more)
DMIR 403 leading taconite loads from Minntac bound for Two Harbors in snow but more importantly in 2015.
A northbound Manifest waits in CSX's Yard 2 for permission into Queensgate Yard this afternoon
The 2014 CSX Santa Train speeds through Starnes on a very nice November day. As I take this photo, a railroad great, Mr. Ron Flanary, stands next to me.
As the last light of the day holds on, NSM 653 leads empties out of the Lake Superior basin from Silver Bay back to the mine at Babbitt, MN.
NSM 650 grunts and NSM 651 groans as they work together lifting heavy, wet coarse waste tailings out of the Lake Superior basin from Silver Bay to the tailings ponds 7 miles inland.
Running slightly behind schedule due to the cold weather, NSM 654, 661, 652 and 653 pull their train of taconite rock through the Superior Nation forest on the way to the shores of Lake Superior a... (more)