Slowing for a meet with a northbound freight at Kelsey, a trio of BLE SD40T-3s hold back 138 ore cars of taconite pellets and head for the siding to clear the main before they resume the southboun... (more)
As the blue hour turns towards the dark of night, several power set and trains wait for assignments and crews to take them where they need to go. But for now, all is quiet at Proctor yard.
On duty at 0200 at Proctor, this crew departed the yard and ran up the Missabe sub. with their trio of BLE motors and 138 ore cars for loading here at United Taconite. It's now 1000 and traffic ha... (more)
A nice power set for the T-Bird on this day.
The sun is setting as a trio of tunnelmotors pull a loaded taconite train south through Fairlane as they head back to Proctor, MN.
A North Bound train departs Proctor Yard for the Iron Range with a Bessemer Tunnel Motor leading through Munger, MN.
With a pair of Bessemer tunnel motors bracketing an SD40-2W, Canadian National dock job R921 shoves out on to Dock 6 in Duluth, Minnesota with a train of loaded ore hoppers for unloading. Alongsid... (more)
A loaded U711 taconite pellet train is seen coming from the Mintac mine at Zims with a solid set of tunnel motors leading the loaded Jennies. The Bessemer & Lake Erie is a fan favorite on the Miss... (more)
A loaded U711 taconite pellet train is seen coming from the Mintac mine at Zim with a solid set of tunnel motors leading the loaded Jennies. The Bessemer & Lake Erie is a fan favorite on the Missa... (more)
A loaded U711 taconite pellet train is seen coming off the Minntac Sub at Nomi Junction with a solid set of tunnel motors leading the loaded Jennies. The Bessemer & Lake Erie is a fan favorite on ... (more)
Cutting through the long shadows of a short winter afternoon on the way back to Proctor yard.
Coming out of United Taconite with steaming pellets bound for Proctor as a railfan captures the moment.
The low light towards the end of a winter's day bathes this U717 from United Taconite as their hot taconite pellets move south for the yard at Proctor, MN.
Late afternoon low light during a winter's day with the shadows starting to get long as the sun is well on its way to setting.
Rolling south along the CN Missabe sub as the sun sets. That plume on the horizon is the U.S. Steel Minntac plant where this train originated about an hour or so previous.