As the sun begins to set out from the shadows comes a slightly bigger bird as CN tries to cut down the turn around times between the plant and the mine and has added a third unit to the usually re... (more)
The snow is getting deep in northern Minnesota this year made more evident by the plow action on the Illinois Central 6250 as they head to Two Harbors with fresh taconite pellets from Minntac.
A timeless classic on the Iron Range for every railfan that comes here to shoot train pictures. The Highway 169 overpass shot of steaming pellets coming down the hill fresh from the furnaces of U... (more)
Dead on hours, this five unit MRF train sits at Allen Jct. awaiting a crew to take it the rest of the way towards Two Harbors, MN. Included in this line-up are the Illinois Central 6250, DM&IR 407... (more)
One hundred twenty empty ore jennies under the leadership of Illinois Central 6250 pass by the former signal and switch leading to Eveleth Taconite's Thunderbird South crusher and loadout area on ... (more)
A train with 132 loads of taconite pellets cruises down the Missabe Subdivision and past M.P. 51 on a warm early spring day in northern Minnesota.