A trio of former DM&IR SD40-3s lead 139 ore loads south toward Proctor as the season's first snow storm hits.
Just north of Duluth at Munger is where CN's former DW&P (Rainy Sub) crosses over their ex-DM&IR track (Missabe Sub). For years I have tried to capture an engine-over-engine shot here but given th... (more)
Damaged in a derailment at Fairbanks, Minnesota in early 2014, CN 6013 was repaired and placed back into ore service. Here it leads a loaded ore train from Minntac past a switch crew that is nursi... (more)
Missabe 403 leads a train of steaming Minntac pellets south towards Proctor. The warm weather combined with high moisture in the air formed nice hoarfrost.
A pair of new ES44ACs head into the warm afternoon sun with a long 148-car A439. The trees are starting to show some decent color in northern Minnesota.
A pair of IC ore pool SD40-3s lead GE 2104 north with a short 17-car MRF just out of Proctor. The dark clouds from a line of thunderstorms over Lake Superior complement the paint on 6251.
CN repainted 102 into classic green and gold with the more modern CN logo. It is hard to get it leading as it is used for HEP (head-end-power for the passenger cars) and runs in the trailing posit... (more)
A full house in the theater car Sandford Fleming as a CN inspection train rolls south on the former DM&IR. The train operated from Winnipeg to Superior.
A loaded ore train from U.S. Steel's Minntac plant in Minnesota to CN's dock at Escanaba, Michigan rolls south after a fresh snow.
Don't put your life on our line. So reads newspaper advertisements CN runs seasonally in Duluth to remind snowmobiles to stay off their tracks. Here the crew of M343 has just extracted a smashed s... (more)
An empty limestone train from Minntac nears Proctor with an abundance of power. Classic "code blue" conditions with crystal clear blue skies, fresh snow, an air temp at -11F and a wind-chill near ... (more)
Four days of rain helped to greatly to lower the fire danger in northern Minnesota. Here Missabe 403 rolls past the site of a small grass fire where the grass is starting to regenerate.
Loaded crude ore train rolls south for the Fairlane processing plant on a pleasant spring day.
The Keenan Switch returns to its namesake with empty bentonite hoppers from Minntac.
A northbound core train passes by the Keenan Switch.