Cruising back to their home yard at Kelly Lake after switching loads of bentonite clay for these empties at the Minorca mine, the namesake local rumbles across the steel trestle over Dempsey Creek... (more)
Heading back from the Minorca mine to their yard at Kelly Lake, BNSF 2571 rumbles across the old steel bridge on the CN Keenan Sub.
A nice summer afternoon and a train.
A little later than normal allowed the sun to swing enough onto the nose as the once-a-week Kelly Lake local job passes a still in use old searchlight signal on the CN Keenan Sub.
Parked temporarily at CN's Keenan Yard, this all-rail will eventually load taconite pellets at the U.S. Steel Minntac plant before heading south.
Coming over from their yard at Kelly Lake, BNSF takes the old searchlight signal for CN's Keenan yard as they proceed on the once a week trip up to the Minorca taconite plant with bentonite loads.
Running track speed and wasting no time BNSF 8538 rolls across Highway 5 east of Hibbing, MN as the run back down to Allouez, WI is underway with taconite pellet loads from the U.S. Steel Keewatin... (more)
Heading back to their namesake yard, the Kelly Lake local knocks the snow off while rumbling across the large steel Missabe era trestle along the CN Keenan sub with 6 cars in tow after serving the... (more)
After handing off to a CN crew to load this all-rail train at U.S. Steel Minntac, it is now back with a BNSF crew as they head back west (RR north) along the CN Keenan Sub while crossing one of th... (more)
BNSF ore detour for Keewatin Taconite heads west on the lightly used Keenan Subdivision. BNSF suffered a major derailment of an ore train on its own nearby line.