After meeting their counterpart empties at Keenan, CN 2111 gets back on the move with crude ore loads.
A loaded T-Bird heads for processing at Fairlane.
CN 2111 and IC 6250 speed south on main 1 through Keenan, MN with a loaded "T-Bird".
Loaded crude ore proceeds south towards the processing plant at the Forbes (Fairlane), MN.
CN's recent acquisitions meet at Iron
Southbound T-bird heads for Fairlane.
Loaded crude ore train rolls south for the Fairlane processing plant on a pleasant spring day.
Dust flies as two T-Bird raw iron ore trains pass at speed between the mine and processing plant. CN uses pairs of former C&NW GEs in this service, one of the few assignments on the former DM&IR t... (more)
Loaded "T Bird" crude ore loads behind the standard GE power.
"T Bird " loads head south enroute to the Fairlane Plant behind the standard pair of GE's .
A T-Bird with 120 loads of raw taconite rock takes the switch at north Fairlane and so begins the approach into United Taconite on a snowy Sunday afternoon.
A pair of former C&NW (UP) GEs power a loaded raw ore train across Highway 7 en route to the Fairlane processing plant.
How high's the water, mama? Well, it's eight feet high and risin'. A few days after the historic rain that fell across NE Minnesota, the sun is out and it's business as usual as a T-Bird train c... (more)
A T-Bird train carring raw ore from the mine towards the plant crosses over the yet unfrozen St. Louis river during a snowfall.
A pair of Dash 8's lead taconite rock from the mine to the plant in the midst of the first significant snowfall of the season in northern Minnesota.