Not a site you would expect to see in 2023. CN 2112, CN 2107 and CN Transfer Van CN 76665 sit outside of the Walker Yard Diesel Shop.
A loaded Thunderbird mine shuttle is seen heading to the Fairlane plant at Iron Junction. The shuttles operate on a four-hour cycle, bringing raw ore from the mine at Thunderbird in Virginia to th... (more)
Making their way north on the CN Missabe sub.
Coming out of United Taconite and crossing over to Main 1 for the trip back north to the mine to reload.
CN C40-8 2112 leads a T-bird North through Eveleth.
A T-Bird mine shuttle train rolls over the swollen Elbow Creek as they south.
Leaving the mine and heading to the processing plant with taconite rock.
The T-Bird trains were alittle mix of old and new on our trip this time in 2020. This one had old SD40 and C40 combo, while the other T-Bird had a pair of newer AC-GE's. These trains run from the ... (more)
A T-Bird has pulled up and called the CN RTC desk looking for lights to leave the plant and head back to the mine to reload. Seems to be lights all around.
CN C40-8 2112 idles awaiting an assignment at Keenan Yard.
Departing Fairlane with empties heading back to the mine.
Time of photo is 2058 and the sunset time on this day is 2107. The absolute last ray of sun hits the U730 as they head north with a matched clean pair of dash 8's with the anniversary logo.
A matching pair of dash 8's wear CN's privatization anniversary logo working the T-Bird job hauling rock form the mine to the plant
After bringing four loads out to Dyno Nobel and performing switching duties swapping said loads for these four empties, CN 2112 and crew return down the east leg of the wye here at Iron Jct. as th... (more)
A loaded T-bird heads south toward the United Taconite Fairlane Plant.