After working the rod and ball track at United Taconite it was then a straight shot up to work the commercial yard at the Minntac taconite plant and now it's time to head back to Keenan yard.
CN 2107 and 2112 lead a loaded T-Bird through Wolf.
Snow falls and flies around as this train travels back to the mine to reload.
IC 6252 leads a T-bird South through Wolf.
After switching the Minntac commercial yard, it's back to Keenan yard for the R901 crew and these empty bentonite hoppers.
On the way up to the Minorca mine with limestone loads as the first significant snowfall of the season is happening.
The dance between seasons as snow falls while the colors of fall hang on.
Just as the sun breaks over the eastern horizon, CN 2039 rumbles north with limestone loads for the Minorca plant.
Rumbling along on the way to U.S. Steel Minntac to load taconite pellets.
Repainted DMIR 404 leads a T bird South at Wolf.
CN C40-8 2025 leads ore loads South through Wolf.
A pair of SD40-3 rebuilds leads a GE C40-8 headed South towards Proctor with a loaded Taconite train out of the Thunderbird mine.
Moving from Main 1 over to Main 2, CN 2107 heads back to the mine while passing a mixed freight that's waiting for traffic to clear up ahead on the CN Rainy sub before they can themselves proceed ... (more)
Heading up the CN Minntac sub to load taconite pellets and passing a sleeping ballast cleaner along the way.
Back underway with favorable signals, CN 3008 rumbles along through Wolf with train A439 in tow from Proctor Yard to Symington (Winnipeg).