Loads from Minntac round the bend at Iron and take aim for Two Harbors having just begun the trip down the Iron Range Subdivision.
Another day another colorful consist courtesy of CN. DM&IR 407 with its faded nose leads 138 cars of steaming pellets from Minntac towards Two Harbors on a cold Minnesota day.
The maroon of the former Missabe looked good on a cold winter day as the last maroon SD40-3 rolls south towards Proctor after dumping what limestone was not frozen in the cars to Minntac so pellet... (more)
As the sun begins to set out from the shadows comes a slightly bigger bird as CN tries to cut down the turn around times between the plant and the mine and has added a third unit to the usually re... (more)
The snow is getting deep in northern Minnesota this year made more evident by the plow action on the Illinois Central 6250 as they head to Two Harbors with fresh taconite pellets from Minntac.
The red nose of the clean DM&IR 404 stands out in the otherwise white of a northern Minnesota landscape. Shown passing an empty U-711 northbound heading to Minntac.
Ex-DM&IR 211 slams through the crossovers at Iron Junction with a trainload of Taconite pellets headed for Two Harbors. We were amazed to see that the trees are flocked with snow like something ou... (more)
Ore loads from US Steel's Minntac Plant are plowing the way towards Two Harbors near Ramshaw.
An empty limestone train of 54 cars with a repainted DM&IR unit leading and with the last SD40-3 in Missabe maroon trailing heads for Keenan yard so the crew can van it back to Proctor having died... (more)
A monster CN land barge breaks the silence as they emerge from between the snow covered trees while coming down the CN Rainy Subdivision from Canada.
CN 6021 comes back from Two Harbors and is about to cross the CN Rainy Sub at Ramshaw pulling empties for loading at the Minntac East pocket. Then they turn and burn back to Two Harbors.
CN 6264 comes back from loading off Minntac West and is about to cross the CN Rainy Sub at Ramshaw with steaming pellets bound for Two Harbors .
Protecting the shove into CN's Keenan Yard, this railroad worker stands out in all his PPE as the heavy snow falls.
Dashing through the snow, DM&IR 406 leads 54 limestone cars south on the Missabe Subivision during the third snowfall to hit northern Minnesota this year.
After building the train with most of the cars at Keenan yard, GTW 6221 begins the pull south out of the yard and will lead them to Proctor with todays Misc. Road Freight. under heavy snows.