Snowed in at Hope, BC, SD40-2W CN 5318 and mate wait out the (US) Presidents weekend blizzard that covered southwestern BC and western Washington. Traffic would soon start moving again, but for ab... (more)
CN 5318 rolls north passing the old searchlight signal at m.p. 68.5 along the CN Iron Range Sub as they head for U.S. Steel's Minntac plant to load the 145 ore cars with fresh made taconite pellet... (more)
While the Proctor Road Switch crew spot loaded ore cars above, the dock crew works on dumping and filling the James R. Barker with taconite pellets down below.
A machinist works to repair a wiper during a heavy snow storm at the Proctor Diesel House.
A pair of former Frisco switchers shove gondolas loaded with scrap towards Rices Point as a CN ore train arrives overhead.
A U-715 empty limestone train holds near the end of the double track Missabe Sub. for the U-714 loaded limestone train to clear before proceeding south back to Proctor while the loads will continu... (more)
Two Harbors to Keenan MRF L594 nears its destination with a short train.
The Two Harbors-Keenan MRF reverses into Keenan with 18 cars.
No mistaking the DM&IR #215! While #211 and #212 are down for maintenance at least Proctor put a clean unit on the E-Lead...
With winter holding on and snow falling, CN 5318 is leading 144 ore cars north along the CN Missabe Sub rolling through Alborn while continuing on for loading at United Taconite on Minnesota's Ir... (more)
Tax day finds snow falling and CN 5318 leading ore empties north along the CN Missabe Sub for loading at United Taconite on Minnesota's Iron Range.
Crews exchange greetings as an empty limestone train passes a stopped empty ore train north of Proctor.
4 units lead a lenghty northbound MRF towards Keenan Yard .
4 units lead a lenghty northbound MRF on the Iron Range Sub at South Biwabik .
While it looks good in the morning light with it's fresh paint and new decals, it's not doing anyone any good today as it's been set out as B/O while the revenue rolls past.