A trio of BLE motors pull out of UTAC for the trip south down the Missabe sub to Proctor.
On duty at 0200 at Proctor, this crew departed the yard and ran up the Missabe sub. with their trio of BLE motors and 138 ore cars for loading here at United Taconite. It's now 1000 and traffic ha... (more)
The sun is setting as a trio of tunnelmotors pull a loaded taconite train south through Fairlane as they head back to Proctor, MN.
With the first meet on their trip south complete, BLE 903 gets rolling towards track speed again coming off the siding at Kelsey.
Snow tapers off for the afternoon as BLE 903 heads south down the CN Missabe Sub for home at Proctor yard.
Dodging clouds with rain and breaks of sun mixed in, a trio of BLEs haul limestone loads north on the CN Missabe Sub for the Minorca mine.
Limestone loads head north on the Missabe Sub.
An early morning departure out of Proctor now finds this trio of tunnelmotors pulling limestone loads at 0700 thru the yard at Virginia at track speed to climb the hill up the south side of the La... (more)
Coming out of United Taconite with steaming pellets bound for Proctor as a railfan captures the moment.
The low light towards the end of a winter's day bathes this U717 from United Taconite as their hot taconite pellets move south for the yard at Proctor, MN.
Late afternoon low light during a winter's day with the shadows starting to get long as the sun is well on its way to setting.
After a meet here at Kelsey, MN with a northbound it's time to get back on the move south towards Proctor yard for these steaming taconite pellets. The nearby detector for the northbound rattled ... (more)
Rolling south along the CN Missabe sub as the sun sets. That plume on the horizon is the U.S. Steel Minntac plant where this train originated about an hour or so previous.
Hot taconite loads in the pre-dawn cold air.
That low winter light looks good plastered on the side of this all EMD power set and ore cars complete with a little bit of steam rising as the cold air mingles with the fresh taconite pellets.