In the last light of 2013, DMIR 405 rounds the bend and turns away from the sun heading to Two Harbors with loads of taconite pellets from U.S. Steel Minntac.
Another CN mixed freight. Another snowstorm. Just another day in northern Minnesota.
A nice looking CN business train rolls down the Missabe Sub after leaving Rainer and travelling down the CN Rainy Sub. earlier in the morning. CN 2297 and CN 2226 have the honors and are all spif... (more)
The meeting place between ore and freight. The Ramshaw diamond is the crossroads between the CN Iron Range Sub and the CN Rainy Sub and it sees a lot of traffic on any given day. The IR Sub is the... (more)
25+ coal loads for Colby have this fresh looking SD60 on its knees at Ramshaw as they thunder towards Allen Jct.
With the gauge cleared traffic picks up on the Iron Range.
Under sunny skies and a decently warm temperature, CN 8960 leads 13,457 tons and 195 cars of taconite pellets down from Minnesota's Iron Range at Iron and under Highway 37 as they continue working... (more)
With snow snarling rail traffic this day, standard cab C40s pass a stopped train in the siding.
R.I.P. 403---DMIR 403 takes the switch at Iron Jct. off the CN Missabe Sub and onto the CN Iron Range Sub for the trip to Two Harbors with loads of taconite pellets from the U.S. Steel Minntac pla... (more)
DMIR 409 is set to plow its' way to Minntac from Two Harbors.
With winter continuing on the Iron Range, snow snarls train traffic. This Knox Kershaw 940 Snow Fighter works to get from Iron Junction down to Fairlane clear of 12 to 18 inches of snow deposited... (more)
After the snofighters cleared trackage it was a busy day on the Missabe Sub. Here, a meet just north of Failane.
A partially loaded T-Bird heads to Fairlane.
The last shot of an excellent day on the Iron Range yields limestone empties headed to Proctor.
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.