IC 6261 leads a northbound empty through the gloom and fog of a typical November day in Minnesota. The train is destined for the U.S. Steel Minntac plant for loading.
Trio of C44-9W's pull a 344/772 combo over the DM&IR diamond at Ramshaw. The 772 train (sand empties) would be peeled off at Superior, WI
Empties bound for Minorca hammer across the DW&P
A pair of SD75I's haul 347 over towards the Rainy Sub
A short 340 speeds up out of Shelton Jct down the Rainy Sub
Ah, the long shadows of fall. Those very shadows crawl towards the tracks as a T-Bird crawls towards the United Taconite plant with rock.
A nice pair of C40-8's assigned to T-Bird service roll southbound on a nice fall afternoon.
On an otherwise cloudy day a fortuitous shaft of sunlight illuminates a pair of SD60Fs as they shove into Keenan Yard on the former DM&IR.
IC 6263, DMIR 409, IC 6253 have 146 ore loads under control through East Wye
CN 2184, NS 9127, CN 5543 lug a long freight across the CN/DMIR Iron Range Sub
The MRF heads towards Keenan with 4 cars from the LP sawmill in Two Harbors
A pair of Dash 8's drag a load of raw ore thru the aptly named town of Iron. The material is to its way for processing into pellets.
A little snow does not slow a southbound land barge.
These are the ore cars that haul the ore that builds the country. On the left is a northbound train of BNSF ore cars led by BNSF 6864 bound for U.S. Steel, Minntac and on the right is a southboun... (more)
BCOL 4643 leading the L-568 glides southbound past a northbound freight at Iron on the CN Missabe Sub.