As a short daylight winter's day nears it's end, BLE 909 hauls steaming pellets south from U.S. Steel Minntac towards Proctor, MN.
A lot of people are usually out here with cameras in hand waiting......to photograph birds. The Sax-Zim Bog is a world renowned birding location in the winter, as well as the spring and summer. I... (more)
Heading up to Minntac from Proctor to load taconite pellets on a foggy, frost filled afternoon.
Low winter light illuminates the U713 from Minntac to Proctor as they travel through the Zim/Sax bog bird area.
Heading back south after loading at the east loadout at U.S. Steel Minntac, BLE 909 dodges shadows while catching some of the last rays of sun for the day with their steaming taconite pellets in t... (more)
2 limestone trains were called at Proctor at 11:20 and 12:35 this day for runs north to the Fairlane and Minorca Plants. The plants uses limestone in the production of iron ore pellets. Here a 54 ... (more)
Under warm evening sun an empty taconite trains heads back to the Minorca Taconite plant for another load. BLE 909, DMIR 406, CN 6013 and DMIR 408.
A short southbound freight, headed by a still BLE painted motor, races through Culver.
BLE 909 makes it's way to Proctor, MN through the scenic countryside with a short local in tow.
BLE 909 leads the MRF local south through Culver on a muggy afternoon.
BLE 909 leads the Proctor MRF under the Rainy Sub at Munger, MN.
BLE 909 leads the Proctor MRF through Saginaw, MN.
Entering the CN Minntac Sub off the CN Missabe Sub at Noimi Jct., BLE 909 leads their train towards the U.S. Steel Minntac plant to load on a cold and dreary Minnesota winter's day.
Bessemer & Lake Erie 909 leads DM&IR 405 and B&LE 900 up Proctor Hill with empty blast furnace trim cars (crushed raw taconite rock). The bright cars can also double as ballast haulers.
Coming up from Two Harbors, MN, a BLE trio is on the Minntac sub and will be arriving at the U.S. Steel Minntac plant shortly to begin loading 145 cars off the west loadout silo before returning b... (more)