The snow from the morning storm is tapering off now as DM&IR 406 leads 135 loads down the hill from the U.S. Steel Minntac plant in Mountain Iron, MN for the docks in Two Harbors, MN.
An east side loader is fresh out of U.S. Steel Minntac with 137 loads of taconite pellets going past the IRRRB mineland reclaimation project at Mott Pit in Mountain Iron. Named for Fred R. Mott, ... (more)
Friday the 13th and everything looks like it should with blue skies and steaming taconite pellets coming off the hill from U.S. Steel Minntac rolling south for Two Harbors.
It's a cold, early morning as an empty 135 car train rounds the curve and enters Biwabik while on the way north to the U.S. Steel Minntac in Mountain Iron where they will load taconite pellets and... (more)
Loads from U.S. Steel Minntac make their way off the Missabe Subdivision and onto the Iron Range Subdivision at Iron Jct. for the trip to Two Harbors, MN.
It's a cold early morning made evident by the minus 10 degrees reading from the nearby detector and the taconite pellets are steaming an hour into the journey towards Two Harbors.
Sticking out like a sore thumb, the B&LE 904 rolls along surrounded by the frosty white landscape of northern Minnesota while they continue on their journey towards Two Harbors with another instal... (more)
The trio of SD40-3's pull 135 cars of steaming pellets down from the U.S. Steel Minntac plant, which can be seen through the trees, and past the small yard at Mountain Iron on the way towards Two ... (more)
CN 6255 and company come down from U.S. Steel Minntac's east side loading pocket passing a contractor in charge of removing some of the extra trackage in the Mtn. Iron yard.
The smoke from the 100,000 acre Pigami Creek wilfire in the BWCA casts a yellow glow in the air as the sun starts it's accent to begin a new day while the DM&IR 403 leads 136 empty ore cars north... (more)
On a cold and clear morning, Illinois Central 6256 leads GTW 6221 and I.C. 6254 down the hill from Minntac with fresh steaming pellets that are on the way to Two Harbors, MN and the docks there.
Southbound ore loads have two ex-IC (BN) SD40-3s sandwiching a straight-air-equipped ex-GTW GP38-2, which normally spends its time as the yard engine at Keenan.
Hot on the heals of DM&IR 407 from Minorca, DM&IR 405 runs at track speed down the Iron Range Sub after leaving Minntac with their train of taconite pellets.
Loads from Minntac round the bend at Iron and take aim for Two Harbors having just begun the trip down the Iron Range Subdivision.
CN 6021 comes back from Two Harbors and is about to cross the CN Rainy Sub at Ramshaw pulling empties for loading at the Minntac East pocket. Then they turn and burn back to Two Harbors.