An empty taconite train rounds the curve into the late afternoon sun as they head back from Two Harbors to load at U.S. Steel, Minntac.
DMIR 400 cruises through the wind whipped snow as they travel north from Two Harbors, MN with empties for U.S. Steel Minntac for loading.
DMIR 400 north fights barely visible signals and snow packed switches as they continue the trek from Two Harbors to U.S. Steel, Minntac to load taconite pellets during the first snow of the season... (more)
The wind is whipping and the snow if flying across northern Minnesota as four tunnel motors and 145 ore cars roll north from Two Harbors back to U.S. Steel Minntac for loading.
DMIR SD40T-3s 400, 407 and IC SD40-3 6251 lead an empty ore train towards Minntac for another load of pellets.
DMIR SD40T-3 400 leads a loaded iron ore train south on CN's Missabe Sub.
DMIR SD40T-3 400 leads a steamy train of ore loads south on the Missabe Sub between South Keenan and North Fairlane.
In the last minutes of light on a gorgeous spring evening, empties climb the hill to Proctor. On a weekend family getaway to Duluth, railfanning was on the backburner, but these few minutes witnes... (more)
Steaming loads of taconite pellets travel south to Duluth just after sunrise on a bitterly cold -29F morning.
DMIR 400 and IC 6259 hustle T-bird loads south on a puffy cloud filled late afternoon.
For years the DMIR #400 has escaped my glass in good light and leading, but I finally shot the class unit of the Missabe SD40-3's as #400 and sister #406 lug tac empties back to U-Tac for loading.
Multi-functional duct tape works great to hold a numberboard in place as exhibited by 400 as it leads a loaded ore train by a Herzog slot train stored at Proctor for the winter.
DMIR 400 leads a train of 135 cars of steaming taconite pellets back to Proctor after loading at the U.S. Steel Minntac plant's east load out pocket.