Running thru the snow covered landscape as the trip towards Two Harbors, MN continues.
Things are starting to green up around northeastern Minnesota. CN 2011 rounds the bend into some sun as the trek north continues from Two Harbors, MN to U.S. Steel's Minntac plant to load taconit... (more)
On a page taken, but altered slightly, from the U.S. Postal Service playbook that states "Neither snow, nor rain, nor gloom of night, stays this crew from the swift completion of their appoin... (more)
With snow falling, empties meet loads at Gilbert, MN on the CN Iron Range sub.
Snow falling and the hum of steel wheels on the rails.
Always nice to get Missabe era signals and engines together. On duty at 0100 in Two Harbors and arriving at U.S. Steel Minntac at 0500, they began loading at 0530 and finished the last car at 072... (more)
IC 6252 and DMIR 402 lead a misc. road freight up from Two Harbors heading to CN Keenan yard with concentrate loads from Northshore Mining and wood siding from the Louisiana Pacific plant. These ... (more)
Loads pulled by a trio of GE Dash 8's meet empties pulled by a quad set of EMD SD40-3's on the double track section of the CN Iron Range Sub at Gilbert. With both trains moving in opposite direct... (more)
A cold and windy day following the first significant snow of the season interacts with remaining color of the fall season that still hangs on across the landscape. The colors of CN add a little t... (more)
Loads meet empties.
The fall colors transition to stick season and EMD power transitions to bigger GE power in northern Minnesota.
I was definitely not dressed for the bitter cold mixed with howling winds I experienced on the bridge waiting for this guy... guess the result was worth it though!
With a light snow falling a thundering herd of four EMD's with 144 cars of taconite pellets behind them momentarily breaks the silence as they run track speed southbound down the CN Iron Range Sub... (more)
The orange nose of the BLE really stands out in the white landscape.
The orange of the BLE 906 stands out in the now white landscape of northern Minnesota as the first snowfall of the season has hit.