A pair of former North Western GEs split a highway intersection on their way back to the Thunderbird North mine for another load of iron ore.
Dust flies as two T-Bird raw iron ore trains pass at speed between the mine and processing plant. CN uses pairs of former C&NW GEs in this service, one of the few assignments on the former DM&IR t... (more)
Snow falls as a healthy consist leads the MRF south towards Proctor (only two units on-line, the rest headed to Proctor for balance of power or repairs/inspections). Leading the train was CN GP40-... (more)
Northbound local on the former Missabe kicks up fresh snow.
The Missabe local heads south in light snow with an amazing 11 units on the point. One half of the husband-wife snowman couple seemed impressed by the consist as well. Leading the train was CN GP4... (more)
Northbound just out of Proctor for points north.
Typical spring in northeastern Minnesota as this empty ore train heads north for another load from United Taconite.
A trio of Bessemer tunnel motors rolls a loaded ore train south through Iron, adding some nice color along the way.
A colorful all-EMD consist leads 120 ore loads south towards Proctor.
A pair of former C&NW (UP) GEs power a loaded raw ore train across Highway 7 en route to the Fairlane processing plant.
An ore car that will be 60 years old next year is still earning its keep for CN.
A loaded raw ore train nears the Fairlane processing plant and passes an older searchlight type signal.
A loaded raw ore train with a pair of ex-UP (C&NW) GEs passes a long 9400' Q116 intermodal that was stopped at Keenan on the former DM&IR.
Although I suspect the "two thumbs up" displayed by the engineer on B&LE 906 was intended for his fellow CN employee, I felt the sign was just as appropriate for capturing the noses of two U.S. St... (more)
A long manifest rolls south along the former DM&IR with two on the point and a third unit DP about two-thirds back.