The last maroon 400-series tunnel motor leads a raw ore train towards the Fairlane processing plant of United Taconite.
Like the mighty chameleon, the conductor of the 0800 T-Bird almost blends into the mighty machine that is the DM&IR 403 as he takes a ride on the outside while enjoying the above average temperatu... (more)
The DM&IR 403 takes a break from road service and the hauling of taconite pellets to do a little time on T-Bird duty and the hauling of taconite rock.
A T-Bird pulls 100 loads of raw taconite out of Largo to begin the ten mile trip to the processing plant.
"BNSF 6224 Good roll by and you are complete with a marker. Have a good trip." You guys looked good too. Have a good day. BNSF 6224 out. A Minntac loaded All-Rail passes a United Taconite T-Bir... (more)
Illinois Central 6263 and GTW 6221 lead ninety five DM&IR ore ore cars down the Missabe Sub. just past DWP Junction and a CN no trespassing sign.
After a near death experience including shooting flames out the exhaust stacks, the DM&IR 215 was repaired at Proctor and is now working on the former Missabe again. Glad to see it was repaired a... (more)
CN 5500 and CN 5709 team up on a T-Bird raw taconite train and are moving 96 cars south towards the United Taconite Fairlane plant. Pretty rare sight for a T-Bird train to have this much power. ... (more)
CN 5500 and CN 5709 team up on a T-Bird raw taconite train and are moving 96 cars south towards the United Taconite Fairlane plant. Pretty rare sight on a T-Bird train to have this much power on ... (more)
CN 5500 and CN 5709 team up on a T-Bird taconite train and are about to shove under the load-out and fill 96 cars with raw taconite from the mine.
A set of empty crude cars departs the plant behind the B&LE 903 under clear blue skies brought on be 7 below zero temps.
A crude ore train makes it's way from the mine to the processing plant at Forbes, MN this was shot at the the high temp of the day, 5 below zero.
A strange but good looking pair they do make. B&LE 903 and IC 6257 lead 97 empties and one load that wouldn't dump out of the Fairlane plant and back to the mine for more ore.
Illinois Central 6259 and Illinois Central 6255 lead 100 loads of raw taconite southward on a cold and crisp midday run towards the processing plant. The train is the same but the look of the for... (more)
DM&IR 212 leaves United Taconite's Fairlane plant after dumping 100 loads of raw taconite.