Coming up from Proctor to load at United Taconite before returning back to Proctor and all the while not seeing much but the fog covered landscape.
Light snow falls as BLE 903 gets underway back to Proctor yard after loading and now leaving United Taconite with ore.
Due to washout on the North Shore Scenic Railroad's Lakefront line, this train minus the CN 2033, was trapped at the depot in Two Harbors. CN stepped in and rescued it bringing it back home to Dul... (more)
The sun has now dipped below the horizon and thus brings to the end the first day of 2024 as a trio of BLE motors glide along on the southbound trip back to Proctor with 137 cars of taconite pelle... (more)
Hauling taconite pellets.
Coming down the Casco Sub at mp 85 with loads of pellets, the other player in moving taconite in NE Minnesota is the BNSF which handles production from U.S. Steel's Keetac plant and Hibbing Taconi... (more)
Heading for Proctor yard with taconite pellets on a nice fall afternoon.
A trio of EMDs hustle South with a taconite load out of the Fairlane Processing Facility.
A couple of days before a snowstorm would hit the skies are sunny and bright as this train heads for Proctor with taconite pellets from United Taconite.
Snow tapers off for the afternoon as BLE 903 heads south down the CN Missabe Sub for home at Proctor yard.
Pulling taconite loads down the CN Missabe Sub through the Zim/Sax bog on an early morning run back to Proctor yard.
Moving limestone from Proctor up the CN Missabe Sub heading to deliver at Minntac.
Heading north along the CN Missabe Sub to load taconite pellets at the Cleveland-Cliffs owned United Taconite plant.
Heading back to Proctor after delivering limestone to the U.S. Steel Minntac plant overnight.
It was as cold as it looks.