IC 6260 leads some early morning ore loads into Proctor.
A four pack of IC EMDs lead train U78981 through Iron Junction. The train is taking the connection toward Two Harbors, and is passing by a series of code poles and a set of endangered searchlight ... (more)
A four pack of IC EMDs scream through South Mt. Iron Minnesota with a load of fresh ore pellets from Mintac bound for Two Harbors.
Leading the pack is an SD40-3 still sporting its Black IC Dea... (more)
IC 6260 rolls thru the S-curve at M.P. 65 on the CN Missabe sub as they travel south with rock from the mine heading to the United Taconite plant.
A southbound T-Bird train crosses over the fast flowing St. Louis river as they near the Fairlane plant with taconite rock. The detector indicated 25 degrees which explains the ice beginning to fo... (more)
A southbound T-Bird train prepares to cross Highway 7 arriving Fairlane with 118 loads of taconite rock for the plant to process.
Veteran 40's and veteran ore cars both still earning revenue.
IC 6260 prepares to depart Proctor for the iron range with an empty ore train while a still steaming loaded pellet train has recently arrived.
A limestone train for United Taconite departs Duluth while another train dumps its load of iron ore on Dock 6. The James R Barker is at the shiploader while the Roger Blough is on the east (right)... (more)
After delivering it's cargo of limestone to the U.S. Steel Minntac taconite plant, the empty leaves the property and heads back to the yard at Proctor.
An IC "deathstar" SD40-3 leads an ore train south towards proctor in some nice morning light. The ore pellets were really steaming this particular morning.
Having completed the trip from Fairlane, IC 6260 and 2 Canadian 40s enter the yard tracks in Proctor. Before the train was finished passing, the sun would disappear, disappointing us for the empty... (more)
An IC SD40-3 leads an ore train.
Under dark and rainy skies, a quad set of EMD's make their way south on the CN Iron Range sub with 145 ore jennies of Minntac made pellets following.