A classic example of a broken coupler that sidelined this SD40-3, forcing it to be set-out for repairs.
IC 6252 leads the empties off the CN Iron Range Sub at Iron Jct. in the last light of the day. They will load the train at the west load-out at U.S. Steel Minntac and head back to Two Harbors und... (more)
Freshly baked taconite pellets steam in the sub-zero temps on New Years Day.
Loads from the west side Minntac mine loadout hold the main with a fresh crew as empties from Two Harbors pass by on the siding heading for the Minntac east side loadout.
U789 has just departed Minntac with another load of freshly baked taconite pellets, headed to Two Harbors.
With a new crew on board, the IC 6252 continues southward for Two Harbors under clear skies and cold temps.
A blustery cold winter afternoon on the first day of the new year and the Minntac taconite plant is churning out hot pellets for the steel mills. The IC 6252 is in charge of this string of 142 ca... (more)
Coming down from U.S. Steel Minntac with 141 loads of steaming taconite pellets, IC 6252 prepares for the shove and will yard the train in Keenan before eventually going down to Proctor with them.
A study in contrasts as black and white IC 6252 grinds upgrade past maple trees near full color.
IC 6252 North races Proctor-Fairlane empties through Zim a few miles south of the mine, as a thunderstorm rages to the south. A faint rainbow can be seen to the left of the frame.
Two Operation Lifesaver Death stars and a CN painted IC 40-3 have just brought a cut of empties up from the docks and makes a set over in Proctor yard.
Interesting consist shoves limestone back up the hole track, and then they will head for Proctor.
Matching trio of IC 6252, 6251 and 6250 at the "new" photo location in Proctor. Thanks to a new road and overpass being built in Proctor, this is sure to be a new favorite photo location.
Who's railroad is this anyway?
After doubling up and emptying most of Dock 6 the 3pm Proctor Road Switch does a air test before heading to Proctor, a Detroit Edison coal train empties at the MERC facility in the background.