Steaming ore on BNJust after departing the taconite ore plant at Keewatin, a pair of Burlington Northern EMD SD60Ms head the train of steaming pellets westbound approaching the U.S. Hig... (more)
After loading taconite pellets at U.S. Steel's Keewatin Taconite plant, the train shoves back through town towards Kelly lake before the southbound trip to BNSF's Allouez taconite storage facility... (more)
A pair of rebuilt geeps lead a passenger extra for mining engineers on the loading loop at National Taconite.
It still looks like winter in northern Minnesota and it feels like it too. As the cool winds blow, a freshly loaded train of taconite from U.S. Steel Keetac ( the plant is just outside this small... (more)
The engineer gives a friendly wave as he continues to pull his train of 125 cars off the loop track heading for the main after loading said cars with taconite pellets made at U.S. Steel's Keewatin... (more)
A freshly loaded BNSF ore train begins it's trip south for Birmingham, Alabama on a cold spring afternoon in Minnesota. The train was loaded at U.S. Steel's Keewatin taconite plant (Keetac) which... (more)
Making it's RP.Net debut--This GE 60 ton operated between 1928 and 1966 and pioneered the Hanna Mining electrification program which replaced steam engin power in the mine pits. The engin was used... (more)
The steam plume in the distance signals the restart of the Keewatin Taconite mine and plant after having been shuttered for over a year due to slack steel demand.
A 143-car all-rail taconite (iron ore) train loads at U.S. Steel's plant at Keewatin, Minnesota on a very cold (zero degree) Valentine's Day. This train is headed for Granite City, ILL (St. Louis... (more)