A crude ore train dumps at the Eveleth Taconite plant on a bitter cold day (-37F was the low, -14F was the high).
The Keenan Road Switch heads north on the far track as a T-Bird rolls through Iron Junction headed for Fairlane.
The last raw ore train to load at Evtac's Thunderbird North mine before the operation closed. Fortunately it would reopen at the end of 2003 under new ownership and continues to be a big shipper f... (more)
You can see the curvature of the earth from up here. A short T-Bird train comes into the United Taconite coarse crusher for loading. CN and the mine were doing a test to see whether three shorter ... (more)
T-Bird empties rolling into Iron Jct in some heavy snow.
The classic Missabe Road.
The engineer on board IC 6251 handles the controls while the conductor sits in his little shack keeping tabs on the action and looking for problems trackside as the mine employees working the crus... (more)
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.
After several inches of rain have fallen across the area, the St. Louis river is running fast and high but the CN 2112 don't care, it just rattles the old steel Missabe bridge just the same as if ... (more)
As quick as it began the snow ended and the sun came out in tike to illuminate this southbound T-Bird with it's 120 loads of rock for the processing plant.
Another load of raw ore rounds the wye into United Taconite behind a pair of Dash 8's.
The golden rays of the morning sun greet the crew aboard CN 2107 as they enter United Taconite's Fairlane processing plant with rock from the mine.
Former CNW 8572 and CNW 8565 leads the T-Bird out of Iron Minnesota.