A pair of nice cowls lead a loaded limestone train into the late afternoon sun.
A short local (MRF) dodges shadows as it works north.
Southbound on the former Missabe.
Two DPU units relieve some drawbar pressure by pushing this empty taconite train along the CN Missabe Subdivision heading to U.S. Steel Minntac for loading.
The orange of the B&LE stands out in the northern Minnesota landscape as it leads a train of taconite pellets from U.S. Steel Minntac to Proctor along the Missabe Subdivision.
With the last rays from a warm January sun slipping away, DM&IR 403 leads the 140 loads of fresh taconite pellets south for Proctor, MN. The windmill in the distance is on U.S. Steel Minntac prop... (more)
It's minus 26 degrees below zero and the wind is coming out of the northwest giving a windchill reading of minus 40 degrees below zero so the National Weather Service issued an extreme weather ale... (more)
If two are good then three would be better. A trio of somewhat new to the CN C40-8's bringing with them a whole lot of horsepower to lead a 120 car train of taconite rock south to the plant on a c... (more)
CN and BNSF team up to move taconite pellets from U.S. Steel Minntac to Allouez, Wisconsin with these shuttle trains made up of CN power and lots of BNSF ore cars. This is the first train of the ... (more)
The fall colors of NE Minnesota are represented with the reds, oranges and yellows and here comes B&LE 904 to brighten the railfans day and provide a chase south from United Taconite to Proctor, M... (more)
A pair of matched ex-C&NW C41-8s lead a loaded crude ore train towards the Fairlane processing plant.
Four SD60Fs lead an IC and DM&IR SD40-3 into Proctor as the sun shines on the north end of the yard while fog off Lake Superior obscures the south end.
New DM&IR cars contrast with the shuttered depot at Saginaw.
Two freshly painted C40-8's assigned to the former Missabe to move tonnage, one having the special CN paint scheme celebrating 15 years of privatization, pull taconite loads sothward after loading... (more)
After working through the night to load the train with taconite pellets at U.S. Steel Minntac, the crew is racing at track speed to get home just as the sun is coming up on this cold morning.