CN 2041 leads a trio of GE's on an empty ore train arriving at Minntac from Two Harbors (ore dock). This loco was built as CNW 8542 in August 1990 and became UP 9064. C&NW ordered these GE's with ... (more)
Splitting the hills made from former mining activity, CN 2041 is coming north from Two Harbors amid peak fall colors.
Fresh out of the Minorca mine for a nice afternoon run for these Minorca made taconite pellets bound for Two Harbors, MN.
A cold and windy morning as CN 2041 pulls 145 ore cars across Highway 7 as they begin the trip back to Two Harbors.
CN 2041 navigates the chicane between Iron Jct. and Wolf along the double track portion of the Missabe Sub.
Cold and snow falling as an unusual 4 pack of the dash 8 variety pull the usual 145 ore cars of taconite round the bend near north Biwabik as they head south for Two Harbors yard.
After departing the Minorca mine, CN 2041 comes down the CN Rainy Sub pulling 145 ore cars of taconite pellets with the mine dumps of the U.S. Steel Minntac looming in the background.
Passing through some snow while the sun is shing, CN 2041 leads as they head up to the U.S. Steel Minntac plant to load taconite pellets.
On the marijuana holiday, a quad set of dash 8s with 145 ore cars of Minorca made marbles in tow cut through the latest snow event as they head back for Two Harbors, MN.
The wind was whipping as this empty ore train ran across the open yard at Biwabik along the CN Iron Range sub.
It looks calm and pleasant, but it was a cold and windy day as temps were below zero and wind gusts were howling as these loads of taconite pellets make their way down to Two Harbors, MN.
CN C40-8 2041 brings U789's train down to a crawl preparing to make a left hand turn at Iron Junction to connect with the Iron Range Sub.
U788's train heads into Iron Junction behind CN C40-8 2041.
U789's train pulls into Iron Junction where it is about to hang a left towards the docks at Two Harbors.
Wildfire smoke in the air and wildflower color in the foreground, CN 2041 starts its way back down to the Two Harbors yard and dock.