After meeting southbound loads, CN 2010 roars up the running track at Sparta, MN heading north with a destination of U.S. Steel Minntac to load their own 145 car train with taconite pellets.
The heavy wet snow has tapered off a bit as CN 2010 makes the return trip back to Two Harbors, MN.
With heat from the hot ore pellets evident in the background, U793 brings a loaded ore train down the Iron Range Sub towards Two Harbors with a trio of C40-8s.
Chasing the setting sun along the CN Iron Range Sub a trio of GE's with 145 ore cars trailing continue towards U.S. Steel's Minntac plant to load out more taconite pellets.
CN 2010 passes one of the newly activated signals they have installed along the CN Iron Range Sub for CTC.
CN 2010 runs north along the CN Iron Range Sub at N. Biwabik on the first day of fall.
On an extremely cold morning, ore loads out of Minntac head south past the DM&IR searchlights in Fayal. A trio of standard cab Dash 8's have the steaming pellets rolling along at a good clip as th... (more)
The GE power is starting to take hold on the Iron Range.
A trio of Dash-8s can be seen here leading hot taconite loads from Minntac south out of Mountain Iron at the beginning of their journey ... (more)
A trio of GE's run south through Biwabik yard with their steaming train in tow rolling past a string of vintage Missabe ore cars which will be stored here for the winter. Also spending some time h... (more)
An empty pellet train traverses the landscape on another gloomy day across northern Minnesota.
The fall colors transition to stick season and EMD power transitions to bigger GE power in northern Minnesota.
A day that had a little of everything from searchlights, standard cabs, and code line under blue skies and full sun, then clouds and storm clouds dropping rain and even some snow. The crew on CN ... (more)
CN C40-8s 2010, 2004 and 2013 are on their way to Minntac for another load of pellets.
Tax day in America finds a trio of new to the former Missabe GE's cutting through a snowstorm with taconite pellets from Minntac heading to Two Harbors.
A trio of dash 8's pass under county road 666 at CN Nugget as they travel thru heavy falling snow on their trip to Two Harbors.