A cold early morning departure has some steam coming off the new pellets as they descend down the hill from the Minntac taconite plant.
CN 2016 leads a ID South through Jones.
The seemingly new normal of wildfire smoke. A little early morning fog, some wildfire smoke from Canada and steam coming off the fresh made pellets as they travel south for Two Harbors.
Loaded taconite pellet train U789 is headed for Two Harbors on the Iron Range Subdivision. The train is passing through Biwabik and the remains of the DMIR yard and engine facilities that were onc... (more)
U789 is seen heading for Two Harbors with a loaded pellet train from Minntac. The train is crossing over the former DW&P, now the CN Rainey Sub at Ramshaw.
A nice day and a clean Dash 8 leading empties that are heading to the mine to load.
Taconite pellets move south for Two Harbors passing through the different colors of the changing seasons.
Coming back north to get more marbles to take back south.
CN 2016 heading north passing under a tree ablaze in fall color while heading to the U.S. Steel Minntac plant for the loading of taconite pellets.
Catching the last rays of sun as they head north on the CN Rainy Sub bound for the Minorca mine in a few more miles.
Ripping along heading up to the Minorca mine to load taconite pellets.
CN C40-8 2016 leads ore empties North through Fairbanks.
A northbound cutting through the fog on the way to U.S. Steel Minntac.
Spring brown season is in full display but the sun was out and a train was moving pellets south on the CN Missabe sub.