A trio of EMD's lead loaded ore train U717 south, knocking down the intermediate signal at 483 in Sax, Minnesota. Former IC SD40-3 6256 is in the lead, wearing some pretty warn CN paint.
With an MOW crew working one of the switches at the west end of Proctor Yard, loaded ore train U717 slows to a crawl behind lead unit IC 6252. The train eases past the work zone and proceeds towar... (more)
The sun is shining on a March morning as former Illinois Central SD40-3 6252, still wearing the "death star" paint scheme, leads loaded ore train U717 through the s-curve just south of C... (more)
A trio of CN SD40's are hard at work pulling a loaded train of iron ore taconite pellets alongside Center Line Road in Burnett, Minnesota. Steaming in the cold weather, these pellets are bound for... (more)
A pair of former Illinois Central GP38-2's lead the R901 local as it heads south on the CN Missabe Sub, about to cross Elbow Creek. Originally built for the ICG in 1974, these GP38-2's do not have... (more)
A pair of Canadian National SD40-2W's and a C40-8 lead empty Difco side dump cars used for limestone service south on the Missabe Sub. About to pass under Route 37, the train is bound for the Dulu... (more)
A pair of Canadian National Dash 8's lead a T-Bird mine shuttle of raw iron ore through Wolf, Minnesota, crossing the intersection of Highway 7 and Kane Road with a grade crossing that cuts a diag... (more)
A trio of EMD's have just dropped a loaded iron ore train on the ore dock in Duluth, Minnesota as the sun rises. The consist is in the process of pulling down past the crossover and will then run ... (more)
A former Illinois Central SD40-3 is on the point of loaded taconite train U717 as it makes its way into Proctor Yard, slowly passing the MOW crew working on the adjacent track.
Loaded taconite pellet train U717 behind an Illinois Central SD40-3 and two repainted DMIR tunnel motors runs towards the port in Duluth. The tracks run alongside Saginaw Road through Grand Lake, ... (more)
One of CN's C40-8M Draper Tapers leads U714 as it crosses over Elbow Creek just south of Iron Junction. The train is made up of empty Difco side dump cars used for hauling limestone and is heading... (more)
Under warm evening sun an empty taconite trains heads back to the Minorca Taconite plant for another load. BLE 909, DMIR 406, CN 6013 and DMIR 408.
A loaded T-bird heads south toward the United Taconite Fairlane Plant.
One of the last T-bird runs of 2017 bring with it bitter cold temperatures. The overnight night low was a cool -27 F but the daylight sun brought the air temp up a bit to -15 for this shot.
A break in the clouds lights up CN 2112 on a T-bird heading south toward the Utac processing plant.