CN 2918 comes south with a mixed freight near the peak of colored leaves season across NE Minnesota. Previously CN 2918 spent some time near here having been assigned to the ore pool moving taconi... (more)
A pair of GEVO's are on the point of a raw ore shuttle as it crawls forward, loading the last cars of the train through the dumper at the Thunderbird Mine in Eveleth, Minnesota. Once loading is co... (more)
Day one of the new year and it's the same as day three hundred sixty-five of last year. Cold. The trains are still running back and forth but it's cold out there.
A nice winter afternoon under clear skies and cold temperatures as CN 2918 brings ore loads south from the mine heading to the plant.
Not every day is sunny and 70.
Heading south through Iron Jct. MN on a cold clear day.
Departing the mine and heading to the plant with taconite bearing rock on a very cold winter day. The fog/haze on this cold day is actually from the exhaust plume and the moisture within from the... (more)
All dumped out and getting favorable signals to head off United Taconite property over to the Missabe sub heading north back to the mine to reload.
It's quiet, and it's snowing, and trains are running.
After an inbound train to load pellets has cleared and a break in traffic on the Missabe sub has opened, CN 2918 takes the signal to leave the plant and head back to the mine to load again.
After dropping off the conductor, a T-Bird pulls up for head room to clear the switch pausing briefly to let the conductor throw said switch and get into position at the crusher before shoving bac... (more)
Heavy snow is falling as a T-Bird makes the left turn off the CN Missabe main line and onto the approach to the United Taconite Fairlane plant with rock from the mine.
Heavy snow is falling as a T-Bird makes its way south from the mine to the plant.
CN 2916 leads a manifest south through a drift in Plainfield.
After meeting a southbound coal train at Prichard, the DPU of a northbound coal train rolls past as it accelerates towards Memphis on the CN Yazoo Subdivision.