CN 6021 leads an empty ore train up Proctor Hill at Boundary Rd. Oil refineries and storage tanks can be seen in the distance in Superior, WI. The dock transfer job is several minutes away from re... (more)
CN SD40u 6021 sits in the yard at Proctor.
Gliding around the curve while on the approach to U.S. Steel Minntac property.
Almost to the end of the CN Iron Range sub, the crew gives a friendly wave as they continue north.
With the snow tapering off, CN 6021 runs north taking the turn on what was the former DM&N, then DMIR and is now the CN Iron Range Sub passing the grade of the former D&IR which was abandoned in 1... (more)
CN SD40u 6021 leads an empty ore train northward on CN's Iron Range Sub.
CN SD40us 6021, 6013, BLE SD40T-3 909 and DMIR SD40T-3 405 prepare to make the connection to the Missabe Sub from the Iron Range Sub at East Wye on a gorgeous March afternoon.
Big deal, two ore trains at Proctor... whats the big deal? Unless you have been living under a rock, you'll know that the glut of cheap foreign steel has decimated the Iron Range of Minnesota. Out... (more)
First trip of the day down to the docks for "6AM PRS". Quite a bit of vintage power can be seen on the mainlines as well as local operations in this region. These loaded pellets would s... (more)
A nice sampling of EMD power at the former DM&IR engine facility located northwest of Duluth.
A trio of SD40-3 variants bring an empty ore train to a stop at East Wye to let traffic on the Missabe Sub at Iron Junction clear.
CN 6021, DMIR 409 and IC 6263 cruise through Ramshaw with 145 empties.
Crew member protects the reverse move of limestone from Lakehead to Missabe Junction.
Sailing along at track spped, CN 6021 leads the fresh taconite pellets over the frozen Whiteface River as they continue southward for Proctor, MN.
Freshly baked load of taconite heads south on the Missabe sub on the first cold day of the new year.