With winter seemingly hanging on forever in northern Minnesota, snow falls again as DM&IR 409 leads 135 empties northbound for loading at U.S. Steel Minntac before returning back to Proctor, MN tw... (more)
Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range SD-M No. 310 is on the point of a ore train at Wolf, Minnesota, on the night of September 19, 1991.
Dusky skies at Wolf: Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range SD9r (SD-M) No. 310 sits with a train at Wolf, Minnesota, in the heart of the Iron Range on September 19, 1991. The clouds in the dusk sky are q... (more)
A pair of former C&NW (UP) GEs power a loaded raw ore train across Highway 7 en route to the Fairlane processing plant.
An empty taconite train bound for the Arcelor Mittal Minorca Mine is still about a 45 minutes out from the plant as they continues their way back from Two Harbors, MN. The crew will load the trai... (more)
Q196 heads south with most of the CN's Executive Fleet. Not only were the cars spotless but the IC #101 was running! Isolated but still neat.
Hauling limestone to the Minntac mine in ore cars is not an everyday thing but when the usual to this job former Minntacand then Missabe side dump cars are in the shops for rebuilding CN makes due... (more)
Blast furnace trim (BFT) from the Mountain Iron Minntac facility headed for the ore docks at Two Harbors.
The Keenan Switch Job is bound for the Minorca mine with limestone loads on a great summer morning.
The newly created Biwabik Job or Missabe Road Run Job has to take a little detour past the Mtn. Iron Jct. switch instread of the straight shot up to Minntac due to a Loram Vacuum unit working the ... (more)
CN 2119 - formerly C&NW 8572 - rolls through Wolf with a loaded raw taconite train headed for the United Taconite plant at Fairlane.
There are currently six of these C40-8 units assigned to the former Missabe to move tonnage. Here are two of them working T-Bird service returning to the mine for more taconite rock.
Minorca loads head into the sun on a warm fall day led by a matched pair of I.C. Deathstars.
The Illinois Central 6253 leads two other SD40-3's and 120 empty ore cars through Wolf, MN. They're just coming off main two of the Missabe Subdivision and entering the start of the Minntac Subdi... (more)
One of the first shots of the morning. Cool temperatures allowed for some nice steam action.