A U789 from Minntac rolls south down the CN Iron Range sub on Christmas Day 2020. The steam from the fresh baked taconite pellets, the wind blown snow from the passing train and the low sun angle... (more)
After some of the white stuff fell the day before now today it's just a plan old nice day. And a train showed up.
Turning straight into the sun CN 2007 is on the running track for a meet with loads southbound loads on this fine Christmas day.
CN 2040 and crew with 145 ore cars following is running north on the CN Iron Range sub on this nice Christmas morning.
Snow is falling while CN 2029 makes it's way north across the now white landscape of the Iron Range sub as they head for U.S. Steel Minntac to load fresh baked taconite pellets.
Southbound CN 2033 leads 145 cars of steaming taconite pellets through a valley between two old mine dumps full ablaze in fall color.
After meeting southbound loads, CN 2010 roars up the running track at Sparta, MN heading north with a destination of U.S. Steel Minntac to load their own 145 car train with taconite pellets.
Rolling south along the CN Iron Range sub at Gilbert, MN amidst the fall colors during their peak.
It's early morning with an abundance of fog as a loaded ore train going towards Two Harbors, MN quietly rolls south along the CN Iron Range sub at Gilbert, MN amidst the fall colors.
Following an empty ore train, CN 2006 makes it's way north with some miscellaneous road freight from Two Harbors and is heading to Keenan yard where it will be set out for another train to take it... (more)
Some dense fog covers the fall landscape across the northern portion of the CN Iron Range sub as an empty ore train cruises along.
Fall color is showing on the trees lining the old mine dumps near Gilbert, MN as CN 2027 leads an empty ore train north towards U.S. Steel Minntac for loading on this the first official day of fal... (more)
A little fall color is starting to show on the trees lining the old mine dumps near Gilbert, MN as CN 2029 leads an empty ore train north towards U.S. Steel Minntac for loading.
CN 2001 and fresh taconite pellets cut through the early morning fog while heading south on the CN Iron Range Sub for Two harbors, MN.
CN 2006 plies the rails of the CN Iron Range sub heading south with Minntac taconite pellets for Two Harbors, MN.