Fairlane and T-Bird trains wait to depart for the Missabe Sub.
CN 2111 and CN 2112 run their train back up the Missabe sub from the United Taconite plant back to mine to load more taconite bearing rock. Their loads counterpart has the signals south and they ... (more)
Southbound taconite rock loads from the mine heading to the processing plant meet a loaded ballast train heading north while both rattle the steel bridge over the St. Louis river on the CN Missabe... (more)
A pair of CN C40-8's lead raw iron ore train U730 as they come off the Missabe Sub on to the lead into the Fairlane Taconite Processing Plant.
A pair of C40-8's on a T-Bird mine shuttle train get ready to depart with a load of crude iron ore bound for processing at the Fairlane Taconite Plant. A brief opening in the clouds lets the sun s... (more)
A pair of C40-8's lead T-Bird loads through Iron Junction, MN.
T-Bird loads head south through Keenan behind a pair of standard cab Dash 8's.
Running from the plant back to the mine as daylight runs out and the shadows start to creep in.
The snow is tapering off as a T-Bird train heads back to the mine to load more rock.
It's 2000 hrs. and the warm glow of the late evening summer sun illuminates an empty T-Bird as it gets favorable signals and prepares to leave the Fairlane running track for the loop at Largo to l... (more)
The first significant snow event of the season is well underway here on Minnesota's Iron Range. One of the few reasons the mine shuts down is due to poor weather and there is indeed some weather ... (more)
A loaded limestone train has just crested the 2.2 percent grade of Proctor Hill behind a trio of ex-C&NW C40-8 GEs.
The ground remains damp from a thunderstorm that had just passed over Proctor yard as a limestone train prepares to depart for Minntac.
CN C40-8 2111 leads train U714 south on the Missabe Sub between Iron Junction and North Keenan.
Three of CN's cleanest C40-8s bring an empty (well, mostly empty - a few of the cars wouldn't dump at Minntac!) limestone train south on the Missabe.