The 06:00 T-Bird heads for Unitac as the sun rises on this frigid Minnesota morning.
In the very cold early moring hours these two SD40T-2s idle, trying and keep warm from the -35 degree weather. The exhaust gives an idea of how cold......
They are waiting to depart United Tac wi... (more)
DM&IR 200 leads a crude ore train under the Hwy 37 overpass on it's way to United Taconite in Forbes, MN.
DM&IR 212 leads a crude ore train out of the shadows at Keenan on it's way to United Taconite in Forbes, MN
A pair of Missabe SD38s (223 and 207) handle 96 loads of crude taconite into the Fairlane processing plant on a clear, but chilly, -11F morning.
Nice cold and sunny day to get Missabe maroon leading the afternoon limestone to Minntac.
A pair of veteran Missabe SD38s struggle with 96 loads of crude taconite for Fairlane. Temp on the Forbes detector was a balmy -9F by this time of the day.
A Missabe roadswitch heads north with commercial interchange, most of which came from the CNW (UP) at Itasca Yard. Note the small haul truck immediately behind the head end.
RBMN 2004 idles on a january night waiting to be picked up by the Reading Turn.
Solid maroon (DMIR 200, 215 and 210) crossing the Cloquet River under the last rays of late afternoon sun. Minutes prior this scene was cloudy.
THE OTHER SIDE..... While Scouting spots to shoot the 425 (See photo 217230), we were treated to this bonus as 2004 hustles a string of hoppers over the Schulykill River.... Special thanks to My D... (more)
A northbound pauses to pick up a local car at Conneautville.