A nice summer morning finds the Kelly Lake local heading over from it's namesake to the Minorca mine using trackage rights to deliver hoppers of bentonite clay for pellet production.
A little refreshing flashback to a nice winter scene. A pair of SD40-2's, operating Griswold signal, snow and a friendly crew on a cold winter day. The Kelly lake local starts the trek eastward f... (more)
BNSF's Kelly Lake Local runs over CN to the Minorca taconite plant with three loaded cars of bentonite clay.
As a loaded taconite train behind a clean SD70ACe rolls towards Superior, the Kelly Lake local behind a decent looking SD40-2 is on the siding and a rolling exchange of paper work and friendlies t... (more)
The ugly big brother. The DPU of a loaded taconite train makes the cleaner SD40-2 look small but size isn't everything.
Under the watchful eye of the man on the moon and a some passing jets overhead, the Kelly Lake local gets to work switching empties for loads at Brookston before heading back home to Kelly Lake, M... (more)
The Kelly Lake local makes a special and somewhat rare delivery consisting of one coal load to the Hibbing Public Utilities on a cold and snowy February morning. The utility burns bio-mass for the... (more)
The Kelly Lake local makes tracks and kicks up fresh snow as they use trackage rights heading over on the once a week trip down the CN Keenan Sub to deliver betonite clay to the Minorca mine on Mi... (more)
The Kelly Lake local finishes putting the train back together after delivering one carload of coal to the HPU plant. This plant (started in 1894 and serving from it's present location since 1919)... (more)
The once a week BNSF Kelly Lake local is about to roll off the CN Keenan Sub. and will pass through CN Keenan yard shortly then up the CN Missabe Sub then northbound on the CN Rainy Sub. with a sh... (more)
Running on CN trackage rights and heading to the Minnorca taconite plant with 5 cars of Bentonite.This train normally runs thursdays when the CN does not run T-Bird crude ore trains.
The Kelly Lake Local cruises down the Keenan Sub from Hibbing, MN with bentnite clay loads for the Minorca mine north of Virginia, MN.
A short Kelly Lake Local heads for its namesake through former DM&IR territory at Iron Junction.
BNSF's Kelly Lake Local arrives at DM&IR's Keenan Yard with 25 hoppers loaded with Bentonite clay.