IC 6255 makes good time with a taconite train out of Fairlane, MN heading to Proctor and the Duluth ore dock. It's crossing the Whiteface River on the formerly double tracked DM&IR mainline, now s... (more)
Slowing for a meet with a northbound freight at Kelsey, a trio of BLE SD40T-3s hold back 138 ore cars of taconite pellets and head for the siding to clear the main before they resume the southboun... (more)
The early morning cold is everywhere as the sun comes up while BLE 900 is rolling south back to Proctor yard with steaming taconite pellets.
Heading south for Proctor yard on a nice fall afternoon with steaming taconite pellets.
With the first meet on their trip south complete, BLE 903 gets rolling towards track speed again coming off the siding at Kelsey.
IC 6251 leads a loaded taconite train South over the Whiteface River.
Rarely in the world of 2023 super trains, do 2 train fit in a siding enough that the opposing train can pass by on greens. On the CN's Iron Range, the possibility is alittle more possible with the... (more)
DMIR 186 (rebuilt as a SD-M from a SD18) brings a loaded ore train across the Whiteface River near Kelsey, MN in September of 1987. This unit was saved and currently resides at a grain elevator in... (more)
Dodging clouds with rain and breaks of sun mixed in, a trio of BLEs haul limestone loads north on the CN Missabe Sub for the Minorca mine.
Rolling down the CN Missabe Sub for Proctor yard with hot pellets from United Taconite.
An early morning trip north from Proctor results in a morning trip back to Proctor with taconite loads.
An "all-rail" raw ore train is seen at Kelsey. These trains are used to export raw ore to interchange with other railroads.
A loaded U711 taconite pellet train is seen coming from the Mintac mine at Zims with a solid set of tunnel motors leading the loaded Jennies. The Bessemer & Lake Erie is a fan favorite on the Miss... (more)
BLE 903 leads U713 over the Whiteface River in Kelsey, MN on its journey to Proctor.
Train U717 heads south from UTAC with loads for Proctor. CN 2029 leads the steaming ore train through Kelsey, MN.