A well worn SD40u leads this mixed freight south along the Sax Zim bog toward the yard in Proctor.
A cold and windy day following the first significant snow of the season interacts with remaining color of the fall season that still hangs on across the landscape. The colors of CN add a little t... (more)
CN 6017 leads 145 cars of taconite pellets from U.S. Steel Minntac and head towards Two Harbors, MN under grey skies, cold temps and fresh fallen snow mixing in with fall colors across the landsca... (more)
CN 6017 holds back 145 cars of taconite pellets as they descend the hill from U.S. Steel Minntac and head towards Two Harbors, MN under grey skies, cold temps and fresh fallen snow mixing in with ... (more)
A quartet of rebuilt SD40 variants power an empty ore train north near the junction at Wolf,MN on the way to Minntac for loading.
CN SD40u 6017 is lifted in the air at Fairbanks for a field traction motor change out.
Mountain Iron, MN - Two Harbors, MN tac loads head through Fayal
Although the code line was classic, there have been some advantages to them being removed, this shot being one of them. A nice sandwich of who bough who descends the Minntac Sub onto the Missabe S... (more)
An empty ore train enroute to Mountain Iron from Two Harbors eases into the siding at Biwabik as it prepares to meet a loaded train. Despite the Canadian National acquisition years prior, a good b... (more)
A loaded ore train out of the Minntac Mine at Mount Iron, MN, makes the hard left turn off the Missabe Sub onto the Iron Range Sub for the 74 mile trip to Two Harbors.
CN 6017 and sisters howl in dynamics readying their train for the sharp turn at West Wye which will take them south to Two Harbors.
CN 6017, CN 6018, IC 6254 provide the power with Mountain Iron - Two Harbors taconite loads
As the Proctor Roadswitch prepares to head back to its namesake with empties the Dock Switch has coupled onto loads and will shove them to the ore dock for dumping.
Snow with blowing and drifting will be possible as the U-71781 from United Taconite rolls down the Missabe Subdivision for Proctor, MN.