The T-Bird trains were alittle mix of old and new on our trip this time in 2020. This one had old SD40 and C40 combo, while the other T-Bird had a pair of newer AC-GE's. These trains run from the ... (more)
A fresh load of steaming taconite pellets makes its way towards Duluth MN.
CN SD60 5459 has a good roll on L568's train heading south on the Missabe Sub at Fairlane.
Freshly baked pellets and raw unprocessed ore meet at Cleveland-Cliffs Fairlane Processing Plant.
Coming off the Missabe sub shoving limestone loads back into the United Taconite yard to spot and then pull empties and return to Proctor.
A pair of DMIR Tunnel Motors and an IC SD40 slowly ease forward as they pull ore cars through the loader at the Fairlane taconite plant in Fairlane, Minnesota for loading with pellets.
A repainted BLE tunnel motor holds at Fairlane next to a T-bird with a duo of CN C40-8s.
IC 6256 splits the signals at the Fairlane control point on the Missabe Sub as it leads a steaming train of taconite pellets south.
A pair of C40-8 variants leads a train of crude iron ore as they come off the Missabe Sub on to the lead into the Fairlane processing plant.
A pair of standard cab Dash 8's are rolling right along on a partly sunny afternoon.
An empty ore train out of Duluth pulls into the United Taconite plant at Fairlane for loading. In 2 hours this train will be loaded with ore pellets and will head back to Proctor for furtherance t... (more)
T-Bird empties pass by the Missabe searchlights at Fairlane, powered by a standard cab Dash 8 and a Tunnel Motor.
A CN Dash 9 leads another seemingly endless stack train through Fairlane, MN. *Note: Taken from the roadway.
A nice lash-up waits for the signal to head back south to Duluth.
Bessember 906 brings a train of steaming pellets around the curve at Fairlane.