The 0600 Keenan Switch heads home with 14 clay cars.
DMIR SD40T-3 408 leads the MRF back south towards Two Harbors. They would die on hours at Biwabik, and would stay there until the next day's MRF would pick them up.
IC SD40-3 6260 leads an east loader from the Two Harbors Sub towards another load of Ore at Mountain Iron's Minntac facility.
DM&IR 407 S is in charge of a U-789 from North America's Largest Taconite Operation (U.S. Steel, Minntac) on a cold early fall morning near Iron Jct.
The first official below freezing temperature reading of the fall season brings some heavy early morning fog to Minnesota's Iron Range as a train bound for Minntac to load Blast Furnace Trim (BFT)... (more)
CN's Two Harbors-Keenan turn version of the "MRF" takes the signal at Ramshaw behind CN 5412-CN 5298-BLE906 and IC 6264.
CN 6017 and sisters howl in dynamics readying their train for the sharp turn at West Wye which will take them south to Two Harbors.
BNSF's "Kelly Lake Local" returns to CN's Keenan Yard after dropping off and picking up clay cars at Minorca Mine.
A trio of SD40-3 variants bring an empty ore train to a stop at East Wye to let traffic on the Missabe Sub at Iron Junction clear.
CN 6021, DMIR 409 and IC 6263 cruise through Ramshaw with 145 empties.
The 0600 Keenan Switch returns home with a few cars behind a nice pair of wide-cab GP40-2s.
An empty limestone train winds its way through Iron, MN behind a pair of SD40-3s.
Wearing CN's 15th anniversary scheme, C40-8s 2112 and 2107 hustle an empty crude ore train back to Largo for another load from the Thunderbird Mine. While the storm lighting provided a cool shot, ... (more)
Ore empties head north through Wolf and onto the short Minntac Sub for another load from Mountain Iron.
Loaded crude ore proceeds south towards the processing plant at the Forbes (Fairlane), MN.