It's daybreak on a very cold morning and the fresh baked taconite pellets interact with that wind whipped cold air as the train continues south to Two Harbors.
Loaded out and departing U.S. Steel Minntac with 144 cars of steaming taconite pellets bound for the yard at Two Harbors, MN.
It's Christmas morning at 0800 and the air temperature is -19 degrees with a wind that is whipping about 20 mph out of the north making it feel like -40 degrees out here yet the men and women that... (more)
A quartet of SD40-2W's with taconite pellets in tow rumble southward through the small community of Allen Jct. passing by some M.O.W. equipment being stored in the small yard located there.
The crew of a southbound loaded taconite train gives a good roll-by to a empty northbound taconite train.
A sweet sounding four pack of classic EMD's pulling 145 ore cars of steaming taconite pellets on a nice fall morning rumbling south along the Iron Range Sub through the small community of Allen Jc... (more)
A sweet sounding four pack of classic EMD's pulling 145 ore cars of steaming taconite pellets on a nice fall morning with a hint of remaining fall color on the landscape. CN 5337, CN 5338, CN 5318... (more)
With the overnight frost still evident on this cool morning, BLE 909 leads 140 cars of taconite pellets through what's left of the fall color season in northern Minnesota.
Coming off the west loadout at U.S. Steel Minntac and down the Minntac Sub then onto the CN Missabe Sub, BLE slows up a bit before taking the left turn at Iron Jct. onto the CN Iron Range Sub to T... (more)
IC 6263 glides through Biwabik with 145 cars of taconite pellets in tow with a destination of Two Harbors in a few hours.
It's smooth sailing for the crew on board U-789 south from U.S. Steel Minntac traveling to Two Harbors with 145 cars of taconite pellets on this fine summer evening.
A slight breeze on a sunny spring morning, the low rumble of four EMD's at track speed and the sound of 145 fully loaded ore cars.
A train of taconite pellets rolls through the yard at track speed while CN track crews stand in the clear waiting to start their project after they clear.
A nice warm spring morning and a clean leader pulling ore cars rolling past some classic searchlights.
In between fall colors and the white of winter is stick season in NE Minnesota with the weather usually drab and cold on these short days. CN tries to brighten up the dull afternoon with a colorf... (more)