A trio of SD40 variants leads a Southbound ore train towards Proctor and eventually the ore dock in Duluth.
Crossing atop a frozen Whiteface River that's currently living up to its name, loaded Minntac pellets cruise south down the former DMIR Missabe Sub at Kelsey beneath crystal clear blue skies. This... (more)
Ore loads cross the Whiteface River on a snowy afternoon in the Iron Range.
Always nice to see one leading since there are only three former DMIR 400-series tunnel motors currently working for CN in northeastern Minnesota.
Under angry skies, CN 5349 leads an empty limestone train out of Kelsey with a BLE SD40T-3 second out.
BLE 903 and company hustle south through Kelsey with ore loads out of United Taconite in Forbes.
DMIR 409, DMIR 404 and DMIR 402 pull loads of taconite pellets down the Missabe sub at Kelsey, MN. Elevation is rare at this location but thanks to a CN front end loader crew doing snow removal a... (more)
A pair of SD40-2W's and a C40-8 lead U714 as it crosses the Whiteface River in Kelsey, Minnesota with an empty train of Difco side dump cars in tow.
A C40-8 leads a local freight south on the Missabe Sub as it crosses over the frozen Whiteface River in Kelsey, Minnesota.
Loaded iron ore train CN U717 crosses over the Whiteface River in Kelsey, Minnesota behind a trio of EMD's.
A trio of EMD SD40 locomotives haul U717 through the Control point at South Kelsey. The ore train pounded south on the mainline while a northbound manifest freight held in the siding.
Rumbling across the Missabe era steel bridge spanning the Whiteface river at Kelsey along the Missabe sub heading back to the yard at Proctor, MN with 135 cars of taconite pellets.
"The New Queen of The Range" After the departure of DMIR 403 due to RCO, the "staple" of CN's Iron Range fleet became the Illinois Central veteran 6251. It still wears its whit... (more)
In the bitter cold, southbound ore loads out of Fairlane let off a cloud of steam as the EMD set heads for the Kelsey siding to meet two northbounds.
Running south down the CN Missabe Sub, this all EMD consist works day in day out pulling ore cars or freight for CN. CN is starting to show signs of replacing these classics with newer GE C40-8's... (more)