Rarely seen in these parts, CN GP38-2W 4791 runs south down the CN Iron Range Sub for Two Harbors with CN's TEST cars in tow.
The sun has set as CN 2004 makes the run back to Two Harbors, MN with fresh taconite pellets.
After waiting for a unit oil train to roll south across the Ramshaw diamond in front of them, CN 2015 is back underway towards Minntac just seconds before the sun is lost for the day.
Staring at red signals, CN 2015 and crew is stopped and waiting near the Ramshaw diamond for a southbound oil train that's currently coming down the CN Rainy sub.
Oil vs Ore. This time the oil won as they cross over the Ramshaw diamond first while an empty taconite train holds at the signal on the CN Iron Range sub. watching them go by.
The wind is blowing, the temperature is falling and the snow is deep as evident by CN 2028 pushing its way along the CN Iron Range Sub as they run north from Two Harbors for a date with the west l... (more)
A loaded pellet train from U.S. Steel Minntac heads towards Two Harbors on the CN Iron Range Sub on Thanksgiving morning.
As shadows creep up the r.o.w. CN 2031 crawls north across the CN Iron Range Sub with empties for loading at U.S. Steel's Minntac taconite plant.
Ore vs. Oil at Ramshaw. With 145 cars of taconite pellets going by at 20 mph there are about 70 chances to try and get the southbound train waiting on the CN Rainy Sub framed in between two ore ca... (more)
Ore vs. Oil at Ramshaw. Oil empties, U734, wait in the clear as taconite loads, U793, cross over the ex-DWP Rainy Sub while on the ex-DMIR Iron Range Sub.
CN 2013 provides some color on a drab winter's day as it glides along the CN Iron Range sub bound for Two Harbors, MN.
Heading back to Two Harbors about to cross the former DWP Rainy sub at Ramshaw under clear (but cold) blue skies.
A trio of GE's move marbles from U.S. Steel across the Iron Range sub with a destination at Two Harbors, MN.
CN 2041, CN 2004, and CN 2024 throttle up as they start the trip down the CN Iron Range Sub for Two Harbors under clears skies and cold temperatures. An air temp of -28 really makes that diesel e... (more)
Almost to the end of the CN Iron Range sub, the crew gives a friendly wave as they continue north.