Tied down on the mainline at the Tech Park Switch in Glenville. The Power from the previous CSX Q632 returns back today as the late evening sun beats down on the EMD SD40-3.
A 15-car train of ore tailings clears Highway 61 as SD40-3 651 leads and 653 shoves hard on the steep grade out of the plant. The mining company was working on their normal tailings loadout up on ... (more)
An empty ore train rolls along in the nice evening light bound for the United Taconite Mine at Fairlane. 3 SD40's make good time as they pass MP 50 on the Missabe Sub, about 40 miles north of Proc... (more)
As the sunset nears on the Iron Range, a loaded ore train pounds 145 cars up to track speed leaving Ramshaw. Lots of old school stuff left along the old Missabe with the code line, signals, and po... (more)
The engineer on this loaded ore train hammers these old girls as he gets this heavy ore train back on the move at Kelsey after a meet with X349. This train was loaded at the United Taconite plant ... (more)
An empty ore train out of Duluth pulls into the United Taconite plant at Fairlane for loading. In 2 hours this train will be loaded with ore pellets and will head back to Proctor for furtherance t... (more)
While CN is currently removing Bessemer units from their home rails out east, Bessemer 909 continues to operate on former DM&IR rails.
The M-F Western Fuels Association coal train heads up the BNSF Lee Ranch Sub to load another 53 cars of coal for the Escalante Power Plant. Google maps is full of crap with the accuracy of backroa... (more)
CN 6255 and two other SD40-3s push taconite loaded ore cars out on the dock so that the James R. Barker can start being loaded.
Saturday's Waukesha to Fond Du Lac job idles their way down Byron Hill on a very busy Waukesha Sub.
A Pair of GTW SD40-3s sit outside of Quality Rail Shops in Madison IL.
DMIR 409, DMIR 403, BLE 904, and DMIR 408 hustle 145 cars of iron ore pellets south to Two Harbors shown passing through the CN Biwabik yard on a nice but cool spring morning.
While CN is replacing Bessemer 900s on their home rails a handful continue to work the former DM&IR in northeastern Minnesota. Here Proctor rebuild 909 leads an empty ore train out of Duluth with ... (more)
A pair of BRC SD40's shove a hump job back into the Clearing Yard as various other power stands by.