This 145 car train was loaded at the Minorca taconite plant which has now switched ownership after the acquisition by Cleveland-Cliffs of ArcelorMittal USA. The train is 18.4 rail miles into the ... (more)
A spectacular Black Friday after the morning clouds cleared out. The only sounds were the wind in the pines, a couple of birds, some furry woodland creatures doing their thing and a approaching t... (more)
With the backdrop of an old mine dump showing the fading colors of the fall season , CN 2027 rolls though the yard at Biwabik heading towards Two Harbors, MN with 145 cars of taconite pellets.
Fall color is showing on the trees lining the old mine dumps near Gilbert, MN as CN 2027 leads an empty ore train north towards U.S. Steel Minntac for loading on this the first official day of fal... (more)
CN 2027 with taconite pellets from the Minorca mine is crossing over the former Duluth Missabe and Northern (DM&N) then it was the DMIR and now it's the CN bridge along the CN Iron Range Sub for T... (more)
Limestone empties head back to Proctor on a dreary afternoon.
A CN crew waits in the cab of CN 2027 for clearance to proceed out of Proctor Yard and descend Proctor Hill to the ore dock and limestone loading facilities in Duluth's harbor. The 2027 was built ... (more)
After meeting a southbound pellet load, CN 2027 catches the last light of the day traveling north along the running track on the CN Iron Range Sub at Sparta, MN.
CN 2027 crawls up Byron Hill just after leaving Shops yard Fond du Lac, WI with GTW 5931 and IC 6203 attached on the rear as helpers.
CN 2027 and mates and their crew wait for a clear signal to proceed out of Proctor and descend Proctor Hill with a string of empty ore cars. It appeared that this train was not headed for the ore ... (more)