The BNSF's trackage rights once a week trip from Kelly Lake to the Minorca mine to deliver loaded bentonite hoppers about to pass a new signal recently installed by CN. Quite the contrast in styl... (more)
After dumping 58 cars of limestone at U.S. Steel Minntac, the crusty faded veteran CN 2408 leads the charge back to Proctor, MN.
Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range “heritage” SD40-3 No. 403 leads the train around the curve and off the CN Missabe Sub and onto the CN Iron Range Sub at Iron Jct. passing some of the last searchlight ... (more)
Code line and taconite pellets. DMIR 404 leads a EMD quartet and 144 cars of taconite pellets out of Iron Jct. and onto the CN Iron Range Sub heading for Two Harbors, MN with their product made ... (more)
Steamy pellets out of Minnorca head south on the Iron Range Sub for Two Harbors.
Steaming pellets out of the MinnTac Plant roll under Hwy 37 on the trip south to Proctor Yard behind a nice IC leader .
The glint from the early morning sun shines off the side of this rock train as they head for Minntac to load raw crushed taconite (blast furnace trim). They will bring the train back to Two Harbo... (more)
A very new EMD product leads thi southbound core train on the former Missabe.
Southbound Core train running the former DMIR, seen here at Iron Junction.
A rare blue ex-Conrail 6772 comes around the corner as they start their trip in northern Minnesota from U.S Steel's Minntac taconite plant heading south down the Missabe Subdivision. This train wi... (more)