Pellets out of Minntac jump on the Two Harbors line at Iron Juntion.
I was hoping to catch some brilliant fall colors. But instead, I caught a cold, and the first blinding snowstorm of the season. You gotta love steaming pellets in the snow!
An SD18 and SD9M lead a long train of stubby ore jennies at Iron Junction.
CN 404, DMIR 213, DMIR 410
DMIR 416 leads a loaded ore train from Minntac to Two Harbors, MN.
DMIR 400 and 414 light power move Keenan to Allen Jct.
Empties from the Fairlane pellet plant head back to the Thunderbird mine at Eveleth.
DMIR 413 heads southbound with limestone empties.
DMIR 409 fully loaded with taconite heads southbound. Note the steam from the taconite!
The CN freight is about to die on hours and has parked at Iron Jct. At left, a Minntac-bound ID taconite train passes.
Light engine back from Shelton junction
Southbound iton shuttle
Still alive and turning a wheel, DM&IR 308 leads a train through Iron Junction, late Summer 2004.