Entering the CN Minntac Sub off the CN Missabe Sub at Noimi Jct., BLE 909 leads their train towards the U.S. Steel Minntac plant to load on a cold and dreary Minnesota winter's day.
After suffering mechanical failure to their second unit a few days prior, the Keenan Switch job is running with a solo unit as they head up to spot this colorful group of trailing cars for loading... (more)
Fresh from GE Fort Worth, CN ES44AC 3875 leads a unit sand train north on the Missabe Sub, along with ES44AC's 3874 and 3872.
IC 6253 and 3 tunnel motors has just loaded 145 cars of fresh taconite, and has started its journey to Two Harbors, where it'll be unloaded, then the process will be started all over again.
A trio of GE's show some life when the engineer tugs the throttle to gain a little speed to move these taconite loads.
A mixed freight bound for Canada waits for favorable signals.
CN 2546 comes to a stop and is greeted by the Clinton fire dept. to assist them with a possible fire on one of the trailing units in the consist. After shutting down mainline traffic for several ... (more)
A train of taconite rock from the Cleveland-Cliffs owned United Taconite Thunderbird pit moves onto the CN Missabe Sub main two while a train of U.S. Steel Minntac plant taconite pellets for the d... (more)
A train from U.S. Steel Minntac splits the signals at Wolf on the CN Missabe Sub before taking a left turn up ahead at Iron Jct. to continue onward bound for Two Harbors. Disclaimer: more than on... (more)
An empty taconite train led by a quartet of EMD's cruise thru the fresh coating of snow that fell overnight as they head back from Two Harbors to load at U.S. Steel, Minntac.
The snow is tapering off as a T-Bird train heads back to the mine to load more rock.
A Keenan yard to International Falls, MN local kicks up some fresh snow as they are at track speed and about 10 minutes into their trip up to the Canadian border.
The first snowfall of the season has hit northern Minnesota while BLE 906 leads the charge through the snow with Minntac pellets in tow bound for Two Harbors.
It's smooth sailing for the crew on board U-789 south from U.S. Steel Minntac traveling to Two Harbors with 145 cars of taconite pellets on this fine summer evening.
A quartet of rebuilt SD40 variants power an empty ore train north near the junction at Wolf,MN on the way to Minntac for loading.