Hitting the CN Minntac sub with limestone for U.S. Steel's Minntac taconite plant.
Coming off the CN Missabe sub and onto the CN Minntac sub at Wolf pulling 54 carloads of limestone for the U.S. Steel Minntac plant.
DMIR 409 leads ore loads South through Iron Junction.
DMIR 409 leads ore loads South over the Whiteface River bridge in Kelsey.
DMIR 409 leads ore loads South through Saginaw.
DMIR 409 leads ore loads South through Zim on a nice sunny morning on the iron range.
DMIR 409 leads ore loads South through Sax.
Rolling along the CN Missabe Sub which parallels Highway 7 for several miles through the Zim/Sax bog wildlife area, DMIR 409 leads two bigger Dash 8's pulling pellets from United Taconite. With r... (more)
Not much in the scenery dept. as brown stick season prevails after the winter snow melt but before the green-up of spring. The sun is shining and the trains are running though like this taconite t... (more)
Slowing to take the siding for a meet with a CN container train waiting for them, DMIR 409 and two Dash 8's supply the power for these taconite loads on the way down to Proctor.
The iconic lift bridge can be seen in the background as this limestone train heads up the hill.
4 EMDs take a loaded Limestone train up Proctor hill.
Not long after the sun rose above the horizon CN loaded taconite train U71782 rounds the curve in Adolph Minnesota with pellets bound for the ore docks in Duluth.
Limestone loads head north in the setting summer sun.
Always nice to see one leading since there are only three former DMIR 400-series tunnel motors currently working for CN in northeastern Minnesota.