Pulling out of United Taconite with 138 fully loaded ore cars bound for Proctor, MN.
Love the smell of diesel in the morning. It's 0600 and a train consisting of 145 ore cars loaded with fresh made taconite pellets rolls thru the small yard at Biwabik with two GE's sandwiching a ... (more)
Some overnight snow still lingers on the ground at Biwabik as a pellet train from U.S. Steel Minntac glides thru passing a string of boxcars in storage and some M.O.W. workers getting ready to hea... (more)
With snow falling, empties meet loads at Gilbert, MN on the CN Iron Range sub.
Just before sunset, an empty limestone train departs U.S. Steel Minntac behind a trio of Dash 8's bound for Proctor.
CN C40-8 2016, CN SD40u 6021, BLE SD40T-3 903 and DMIR SD40T-3 404 head north on the Minntac Sub with 145 empties for Mountain Iron's Minntac facility to load.
CN C40-8 2016 and a trio of EMDs head through Wolf with 145 empty ore jennies in tow.
CN C40-8 2016 leads an empty ore train off of the Iron Range Sub.
After spending the day dumping limestone at the U.S. Steel Minntac taconite plant ( some of which is visible in the background ), CN 2016 and crew leave the property and head for home back to Proc... (more)
Chicago-Roberts Bank train Q119 cruises towards Jasper behind a pair of CN C40-8s, 2016 and 2126.
The CN follows the Galena River up from Portage into Galena. A mile outside of Galena is this little pond where its nice and open for an eastbound in the afternoons. Here a loaded grain train work... (more)
CN C40-8 2016 and CN C44-9W 2618 lead 104 car train M309 westward to Jasper.
CN 305 with MLW 2016 roaring in the quietness of the bush.