A taconite train from U.S. Steel Minntac for Proctor, MN on a snowy Sunday afternoon
CN 6013 leads 140 cars of taconite pellets southbound off Minnesota's Iron Range for the yard at Proctor, MN then down the hill to the ore dock at Duluth, MN and ultimately a steel mill once the s... (more)
A train with 140 cars of taconite pellets makes it's way down from U.S Steel's Minntac plant on a nice winters day headed to the yard at Proctor, MN and ultimately the docks at Duluth, MN. Minnta... (more)
A trio of SD40-3's pulling veteran Missabe ore cars southbound along the Minntac Sub after departing U.S. Steel, Minntac with factory fresh taconite pellets streaming in the cold night air while r... (more)
Missabe 403 leads a train of steaming Minntac pellets south towards Proctor. The warm weather combined with high moisture in the air formed nice hoarfrost.
DMIR 400 leads a train of 135 cars of steaming taconite pellets back to Proctor after loading at the U.S. Steel Minntac plant's east load out pocket.
DMIR 400, complete with a little duct tape holding the number board secure, leads loads of fresh made taconite pellets down from the massive U.S. Steel Minntac plant on a cold February afternoon. ... (more)
It was nice to see a matched pair of former DMIR tunnel motors constitutively numbered pulling loads of taconite pellets into the yard at Proctor. While not rare by any means, finding a matched p... (more)
The conductor jumps out and rides the point to throw the switch as they proceed into the yard at Proctor after a trip down from the Iron Range.
Under a drab sky, IC 6254 leads 136 car loads of still steaming taconite pellets down the hill from the U.S. Steel Minntac plant heading for Proctor, MN. Of note: CN has been installing new modern... (more)
On a clear and cool morning, a taconite train from Minnesota's Iron Range rumbles over the impressive Cloquet River bridge on the way to Proctor, MN.
With a fresh crew on board and a track warrant given, the power comes to life and the loads of taconite pellets begin to roll again as they continue the southbound trip to Proctor, MN from Minneso... (more)
Beautiful code blue conditions with fresh snow as this loaded ore train rumbles across the impressive Cloquet River Bridge.
A trio of Bessemer tunnel motors rolls a loaded ore train south through Iron, adding some nice color along the way.
DM&IR 402 leads 142 loads of taconite pellets down the Missabe Subdivision from U.S. Steel's Minntac plant bound for Proctor, MN.