Festive flocking on the trees is fitting of the season as a loaded ore train rolls south for Two Harbors.
With it feeling and looking more like January rather than the beginning of spring yet in northern Minnesota, BLE 904, 903 and 906 add color while bringing loads of taconite pellets down from the ... (more)
A northbound empty ore train contrasts with a white landscape on a frosty weekend day as a veteran CN SD40-2W leads a former DM&IR tunnel motor.
A loaded ore train eases through the siding at Highland for a meet after a nice frosting of the trees.
While waiting to photograph a mighty Yellowstone led loaded ore train from the Mesabi Iron Range that was heading to the docks in Two Harbors, something caught my eye. Here was a recently install... (more)
Ore empty for Minntac rolls through heavy snow north of Two Harbors at Highland.
Victims of a head on collision, all 6 units involved are now scrapped. They protected their crews like they were designed, no fatalities. The rough looking mainline just saw two trains about 15 ag... (more)
GHOST TRAIN! After a derailment at LP forced the closure of the SB IR Sub from Waldo to Two Harbors, empties get rolling again. little did I know a short 3 weeks later both of these engines would ... (more)
DM&IR 405 leads a loaded ore train slowly past fatally damaged sister 401 (with blue tarp) and 5 equally scrap-worthy IC SD40-3s. A contractor will scrap all 6 units involved in the September 30 h... (more)
IC 6257 and sister 6259 rest in the dirt awaiting scrapping on-site at Lauren, just south of Highland. These units were two of six damaged in a head-on wreck Thursday, September 30.
Three of the six units damaged in the head-on collison between two ore trains on September 30 rest at Lauren, just south of Highland, waiting to be scrapped on-site.
Oh man the colors. The colors. DM&IR 404, B&LE 909, and DM&IR 405 blend into the fall colors of the hillside at Highland Lake as they pass by with loads from Minntac aiming forTwo Harbors and the... (more)
An empty ore train holds the mainline while a loaded train takes the scale track at Highland north of Two Harbors.
US Steel Minntac taconite pellets are steaming in the minus 25 degree air at Highland.
A CN taconite train stops in the siding at Highland for a crew change before continuing on to Two Harbors.