IC SD40-3 6260 leads an east loader from the Two Harbors Sub towards another load of Ore at Mountain Iron's Minntac facility.
A loaded ore train for Two Harbors, MN knocks down the light at Ramshaw and prepares to pound across the Rainy Sub interlocking.
IC SD40-3s 6260 and 6256 team up with BLE SD40T-3 903 coming off of the Missabe Sub at Iron Junction and onto the Iron Range Sub for a run to Two Harbors with 145 loads of fresh taconite.
Loaded ore train for Two Harbours, MN
After coming down the hill from Proctor with 144 loads of taconite pellets, the crew has run around the train and tied back on so the conductor and his partner make the walk back to the dock while... (more)
An interesting trio of locomotives on the CN job that shuttles ore loads and empties to the docks on Lake Superior silhouette against an interesting sky.
Another train of taconite pellets leaves the Iron Range of northern Minnesota bound for Proctor then Duluth and then a boat for a steel mill somewhere.
An IC/BLE/CN combo wait for a crew and dock personnel to arrive to begin dumping taconite pellets into the DMIR ore dock in Duluth.
Loaded out and ready to head back to Proctor with 144 loads of taconite pellets, the crew on board has the windows open to enjoy the first day of temps in the 60's (above zero!) in months here in ... (more)
Interesting mix of power on this PRS.
Two Harbors, MN - Mountain Iron, MN empties
An empty ore train speeds through Wolf behind a killer power lashup.
Quite the lashup heads into Iron Junction with 137 ore empties to be loaded a little further to the north at the Mountain Iron facility.
Another train of taconite pellets decends down from U.S. Steel Minntac bound for Two Harbors, MN.
The 06:30 PRS heads down the hill just moments after sunrise.