All dumped out and getting favorable signals to head off United Taconite property over to the Missabe sub heading north back to the mine to reload.
Heading back to the mine to reload with taconite bearing rock all the while the snow falls.
It's quiet, and it's snowing, and trains are running.
After an inbound train to load pellets has cleared and a break in traffic on the Missabe sub has opened, CN 2918 takes the signal to leave the plant and head back to the mine to load again.
Crossing the almost froze St. Louis River, a southbound T-Bird slows to make the turn onto United taconite property with loads of rock for the plant.
After dropping off the conductor, a T-Bird pulls up for head room to clear the switch pausing briefly to let the conductor throw said switch and get into position at the crusher before shoving bac... (more)
Heavy snow is falling as a T-Bird makes the left turn off the CN Missabe main line and onto the approach to the United Taconite Fairlane plant with rock from the mine.
Heavy snow is falling as a T-Bird makes its way south from the mine to the plant.
An empty T-Bird shuttle in the process of going between the plant and the mine to reload passing through Iron Jct.
Running up main 2 on the CN Missabe returning to the mine for reloading.
Emerging from the fog.
Short winter days and low afternoon sun as a T-Bird heads back to the mine to reload.
With dust blowing off the empty ore jennies, DMIR 402 brings them back to the mine for loading on a late winter's afternoon.
The thick morning fog has mostly dissipated now leaving a gloomy landscape making CN's red nose stick out amongst the greens, grays and yellows.
Heavy snow is falling as the 1500 T-Bird pulls up to the signal at the United Taconite coarse crusher loadout.