After slowing for a meet on the north end, the sparkling clean DMIR 403 picks up speed as they get moving on south end. Note the new and old signals as they await their fate.
A great final chase of a sparkling clean DMIR 403 began with them rolling around the corner at North Biwabik into a meet on a fantastic fall day on the Iron Range.
BLE 909 leads a quartet of SD40s with Minntac loads into Biwabik where they will hold the main line while awaiting the arrival of the empties headed west from Two Harbors.
I know I do tend to wax poetic in my description, but as I took in what could very well be my last iron range fall as a resident of Minnesota, change is in the air. The IC 6250, one of the last IC... (more)
A quartet of EMD's led by IC 6253 throttle up and blow past a stranded BFT rock train which was being led by CN 2138. The nb CN 2138 had a fuel line come off and spray fuel causing a situation re... (more)
A quartet of Canadian National EMD's lead a 146-loads of ore toward Two Harbors, Minn., from Mountain Iron, Minn., on May 1, 2016. Spring hasn't yet sprung on the Iron Range, although temperatures... (more)
An empty ore train enroute to Mountain Iron from Two Harbors eases into the siding at Biwabik as it prepares to meet a loaded train. Despite the Canadian National acquisition years prior, a good b... (more)
Fresh loads of steaming hot taconite pellets roll behind a quartet of SD40s bound for Two Harbors as the snow picks up through Biwabik.
A quartet of EMD SD40s lead this empty taconite train west through Biwabik before returning to Minntac for a fresh load of pellets bound for Two Harbors.
The snow is tapering off as IC 6260 storms south through Biwabik, MN with taconite loads for Two Harbors, MN on a black and white type dreary afternoon.
Racing around the corner at Biwabik, MN heading for Two Harbors with fresh made taconite pellets.
Racing clouds that seemingly came out of no where, a fresh BLE #900 slows for a meet at Jones.
A quartet of tunnels chugs past the searchlights protecting the south switch at Biwabik with an empty string of jennies bound for Minntac.
Pellet loads out of MinnTac hustle past the former yard at Biwabik.
A loaded ore train out of the Minntac Mine at Mount Iron, MN, has a good roll on them as they pass thru Biwabik enroute back to Two harbors. The train has almost 16,000 tons of iron ore pellets bo... (more)