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)
The colorful MRF returns from it's appointed rounds at Two Harbors and North Shore Mining with empty hoppers and loaded centerbeams. Also included is the DM&IR 215 which suffered a mechanical fai... (more)
Limestone empties head back to Proctor.
Loade crude ore train from Thunderbird North to Fairlane rolls south in -4F temps.
While the dust from the freshly mined and coarse crushed taconite rock rolls off the cars, this T-Bird train heads south bringing that raw taconite to the processing plant on a cold Minnesota afte... (more)
As light snow falls and empty limestone train passes by a stopped A-438 at Adolph, just north of Proctor. Duluth/Proctor received two feet of snow between Christmas Eve and this morning.
Loaded ore train from United Taconite kicks up fresh snow as it approaches the end of its run at Proctor.
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)
Loaded ore train from United Taconite rolls south towards Proctor.
Cold, but clear!
With an air temp of -10F this loaded taconite train rolls south at 30 mph towards Proctor as steam from the freshly baked pellets cascades off the ore cars and creates a moving cloud.
One of Illinois Central's Death Star locomotives leads 102 loads of raw taconite southbound around the half way point between United Taconite's mine and the processing plant
A T-Bird pulls 100 loads of raw taconite southward towards the processing plant of Untied Taconite. The deer hunter is watching the action from his stand at trackside as well.
Another 100 dusty loads of raw taconite make the trip south towards the processing plant.