A short MRF makes its way down the CN Missabe Sub near Payne, MN
BLE 900 leads an ore train from Cleveland-Cliffs' United Taconite processing plant to the CN yard in Proctor.
U717 is just out of Utac as it steams along Highway 7. Power is BLE 904, DM&IR 403, and CN 6017.
The final shot of the last train we would see on the Iron Range on our spectacular railfan adventure. The day was shared with fellow friend and railfan Christopher Muller.
645 power assemblies be darned, the 316 sure sounded like a 567 pulling hard on taconite pellets enroute to Proctor and the lake. Chasing the 316 around for a few days and witnessing her doing he... (more)
Two Missabe SD40-3s lead a WC SD45 on a 77-car "E-rail" ore train to Escanaba, Mich.