CN local with 30+ cars of coal for the Laskin Energy Center near Hoyt Lakes. The plant has since converted to burning natural gas, so these moves are no more.
Another load of taconite pellets makes it way down Missabe rails towards Two Harbors.
T-Bird shuttle to United Taconite at Forbes (Fairlane), Minnesota
With taconite pellets steaming enroute to Two Harbors, DMIR 409 leads a load at Ramshaw.
A loaded ore train out of the Minntac Mine at Mount Iron, MN, gives the coal to these 4 tired old ponies as they accelerate out of Iron Jct towards Two Harbors. The train has just taken the signal... (more)
The manifest train from Symington Yard in Winnipeg, MB, to Clearing Yard in Chicago, IL, passes thru the fairly remote part of the Rainy Sub south of Virginia. Here the train has just crossed the... (more)
Just about to rumble over the diamond at Ramshaw, CN 2684 heads down what used to be Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific trackage.
Two tunnel motors bookend a SD40 on Minntac empties on a fine Winter afternoon on the ole DMIR.
Minntac empties pound the diamond at Ramshaw, heading for another load of taconite in the endless parade of trains on the old Missabe.
IC 6251 is about to pound the diamond with the DWP at Ramshaw with 140 loads for Two Harbors.
One of CN's core trains heads down the Rainy Sub towards Duluth in late afternoon sun.
A CN core train pops out of the north woods on its way down the Rainy Sub towards Duluth. The train consisted of four units, two of which were mid train DPU.
An empty from Two Harbors takes the diamond at Ramshaw on their way to Minntac.
One of CN's core trains heads down the Rainy Sub towards Duluth. The train consisted of four units, two of which were mid train DPU.
Heading into the sun at Ramshaw.