An IC SD40-3 leads an ore train.
Under dark and rainy skies, a quad set of EMD's make their way south on the CN Iron Range sub with 145 ore jennies of Minntac made pellets following.
IC 6260 leads an empty taconite train into the west end of Proctor Yard at Proctor, MN. The train has just returned from the Duluth docks. To the left a loaded taconite train, still steaming has a... (more)
IC 6260 leads an empty taconite train into Proctor Yard after having taken the loaded version down to the docks at Duluth to unload onto the winter stockpile. The IC units add another interesting ... (more)
After coming up from the yard at Two Harbors traveling the CN Iron Range Sub, IC 6260 will shortly take the turn at Iron Jct. onto the CN Missabe Sub as the trip back to the mine for more taconite... (more)
Coming north up the CN Iron Range Sub from Two Harbors, IC 6260 goes by one of a very few remaining searchlight signals left along the line.
The hot taconite pellets mix with the cold Minnesota winter air obscuring the train except for the first few cars as the U-789 rolls through Gilbert on the CN Iron Range Sub.
The snow is tapering off as IC 6260 storms south through Biwabik, MN with taconite loads for Two Harbors, MN on a black and white type dreary afternoon.
Idled for part of the summer, U.S Steel Minntac is now back to full strength and pumping out taconite pellets by the train load. IC 6260 leads 144 cars of fresh made pellets down the hill from th... (more)
Finding CN trains in Minnesota with a matched set of locomotives that don't include a CN-painted one is getting harder and harder. Fortunately there are still enough IC and B&LE units on the forme... (more)
This scene does not lead one to believe that were are just off to the side of the famous Proctor Yard, known for the copious amounts of iron ore that have passed through it over 100+ years. This s... (more)
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