The wildfire smoke that plagued NE Minnesota during most of summer months has really tapered off and mostly cleared out now that fall has arrived with it's cool, clean air , blue skies and low lig... (more)
A trio of dash 8's and 145 ore cars of taconite pellets begin the trip down the CN Iron Range sub for Two Harbors, MN. coming off the CN Missabe sub at Iron Jct. west wye.
Thundering north on the trip from Two Harbors, MN along the CN Iron Range sub passing through the mostly empty yard at Biwabik, MN.
An empty ore train out of Two Harbors is about 80 minutes into their trip north to the Minntac Plant near Mountain Iron. These trains make a daily trips to and from Two Harbors to load ore pellets... (more)
An empty ore train out of Two Harbors is about 80 minutes into their trip north to the Minntac Plant near Mountain Iron. These trains make the 168 mile round trip to and from Two Harbors many time... (more)
Turning straight into the sun CN 2007 is on the running track for a meet with loads southbound loads on this fine Christmas day.
As the clouds moved in it was a lucky break to have a sliver of full sun between late afternoon shadows and clouds taking over to catch this northbound empty train coming off the running track aft... (more)
Northbound from Two Harbors, MN, CN 2007 is running track speed along the CN Iron Range sub thru the yard at Biwabik, MN as they continue on towards U.S. Steel Minntac to load. The string of vint... (more)
The receding snow line signals the approach of spring as CN 451 rolls through Allensville on a crisp mid-April morning.
A C-630M and an RS-18 power a westbound freight toward Montreal.
In a blinding snow storm, CN C40-8 2007 continues its trek eastward on the Edson Sub with a detouring BNSF X INBCSN9 28 grain empty.
After meeting train M301 at Hinton, CN detour train F30651 02 departs the siding. This would be the last of the sun on this day as the threatening clouds in the distance would take over shortly af... (more)
Under threatening skies, an empty BNSF grain train detouring over CN from Vancouver, BC to Noyes, MN comes to a stop in the siding at Hinton waiting for traffic ahead to clear.
CN C40-8 2007 leads detouring BNSF grain train X INBCSN9 28 over the Prairie Creek west of Hinton, AB on CN's Edson Sub. Trailing the CN unit are BNSF 9223, 7868 and 8095.
A freshly repainted former UP C40-8 reverses back onto its train at the west end of Jasper Yard.