A nice clear cold early spring morning and steaming taconite pellets head for Two Harbors on the CN Iron Range sub.
A nice quiet wait in anticipation of a train coming into view. Then the train comes around the bend and gets closer and closer rising and falling along the hills and sags of the mainline. Pretty s... (more)
And just like that, here comes 2020 roaring towards you. CN 2020 notches up to climb the grade into Fairbanks, MN (M.P. 31.9 along the CN Iron Range Sub)on the way back to Two Harbors, MN nearing ... (more)
CN SD40u 6017 is lifted in the air at Fairbanks for a field traction motor change out.
Climbing the grade near Fairbanks, 146 loads of ore make their way toward Two Harbors under the lead power of four classic, and matching, Canadian National EMDs.
There's not much else that tops fresh tree flocking in the north woods of Minnesota. Loads for Two Harbors blast through Fairbanks as they head south.
Ore loads roll through Fairbanks after waiting for a broken rail to be repaired.
It is a cool and rainy day on the Iron Range as this loaded ore train out of Minntac Mine near Mountain, MN, rolls south at MP 32. 32 miles left til this train is its destination of Two Harbors, M... (more)
Ore loads from Minorca roll south through Fairbanks behind the only repainted Missabe SD38-2. A Minntac empty waits in the siding.
Ore loads from Minntac roll south through Fairbanks in a heavy snow as an empty waits in the siding for its turn to head north.
Loaded ore train with a dog catch crew out of Two Harbors eases out of Fairbanks to complete its trip south.
A former DM&IR tunnel motor leads a loaded pellet train southbound across Highway 16 en route to Two Harbors. The rebirth of Erie Mining F9s take the sting out of no Missabe maroon on this day.
Pellets out of Minntac move south towards Two Harbors.
Loaded ore train for Two Harbors.