It's a cold, early morning as an empty 135 car train rounds the curve and enters Biwabik while on the way north to the U.S. Steel Minntac in Mountain Iron where they will load taconite pellets and... (more)
Skittles, Taste the Rainbow. CN power on the Iron Range is a mixed bag in terms of horsepower and roadnames. Represented here in the string is CN, IC, B&LE and DM&IR reporting marks. The front t... (more)
It's a cold early morning made evident by the minus 10 degrees reading from the nearby detector and the taconite pellets are steaming an hour into the journey towards Two Harbors.
The last tunnel motor in Missabe maroon on the CN roster leads an empty taconite train back to Minntac facility in Mountain Iron, MN for loading.
The new job on the former Missabe is the Biwabik Switch. Here the crew gets ready to leave Biwabik Yard with fifty-six empties under the cover of an early morning fog. The crew will head to Minn... (more)
A trio of SD40's pull hard on the loads of taconite pellets as they continue south through Biwabik on the CN Iron Range Subdivision bound for Two Harbors. I.C 6251, DM&IR 405 and I.C. 6252 with t... (more)
The Keenan Roadswitch is doing some work at the yard at Biwabik.DMIR #403, the last maroon SD40-3 looks on.The #403 had traction motor problems and was set out here for repairs.
While probably not the most impressive plow in the CN fleet, this little one man plowing operation seems to be getting the job of removing snow from the CN Iron Range Subdivision done just fine.
A nice/different trio of CN engines in the form of two SD60F's sandwiching a C-40-8 leads the old DM&IR ore cars north on the Iron Range Subdivision at Biwabik. Now a days one never knows what to ... (more)
When CN started to bring in replacement power on the former Missabe, this unit was the first to come in and that was back in 2004. Still going strong in 2010, the CN 6021 rolls thru some early mo... (more)
Go towards the light! With frost on the ties and vegitation and fog in the air, a matched trio of SD40-3's head east into the sun, which has just cracked the horizon on a crisp fall morning. Th... (more)
A matched trio of SD40-3's break the silence of a crisp fall morning as they roll thru a frosty Biwabik yard with their train of steaming taconite pellets bound for Two Harbors, MN.
Loads of fresh pellets steam towards Two Harbors as empties head back to Minntac for more. A couple bad order set-outs and some empty hoppers make Biwabik Yard look like the hub it once was.
With some remaining frost yet visible from a cool night, a colorful trio of SD40-3's lead steaming iron ore pellets from Minntac through Biwabik on a perfect Sunday morning.
DM&IR 407 and two other SD40-3's lead steaming pellets from Minntac southward through Biwabik on their way towards Two Harbors. No really!