Navigating the S-curve CN 2041 north is taking the turn on what was the former DM&N, then DM&IR and now the CN Iron Range Sub passing by the grade of the former D&IR which was abandoned in 1972.
Some nice afternoon light as this trio of GE's lead taconite pellets down the hill from U.S. Steel's Minntac plant and will be traveling to Two Harbors, MN arriving well after dark.
The U792 for Minorca comes through DWP Jct. and will make the left turn at Shelton Jct. for the short trip up the Rainy sub (somewhat visible below the train) to Minorca Jct. and then the mine pro... (more)
Heading back to Two Harbors about to cross the former DWP Rainy sub at Ramshaw under clear (but cold) blue skies.
CN 2041, CN 2004, and CN 2024 throttle up as they start the trip down the CN Iron Range Sub for Two Harbors under clears skies and cold temperatures. An air temp of -28 really makes that diesel e... (more)
A crisp and clear day as CN 2041 descends down the grade from U.S. Steel Minntac with steaming taconite pellets in tow. Even though the sun was out, it was minus 28 degrees when they departed on... (more)
After a meet with Q112 at Wagaming, Q115 heads for Armstrong to change crews
NS 38Q power make a run to the eastside lead with a interesting motor consist of UP and CN motors.
CN now days is in love with their new AC locomotives, and most of the core trains get them. If you get away from the core manifest trains, the bulk trains can sometimes round up some interesting p... (more)
One of the last CN 705's. CN 705 with oil empties for Alberta has a clean Dash8 leading a ragged looking SD75I (CN 2041 & CN 5737) as it departs Turcot West with 388 axles after a crew chan... (more)
A clean Dash8 leading. CN 705 with oil empties for Alberta has a clean Dash8 leading a ragged looking SD75I (CN 2041 & CN 5737) as it departs Turcot West with 388 axles after a crew change.
An empty grain train bound for Yetter, IA, has the 1st ever heritage unit to visit the CN Iowa Zone trailing as they pass thru Jesup. This train came out of the Gulf and will be loaded at Yetter w... (more)