A train of taconite rock from the Cleveland-Cliffs owned United Taconite Thunderbird pit moves onto the CN Missabe Sub main two while a train of U.S. Steel Minntac plant taconite pellets for the d... (more)
A T-Bird leaving the United Taconite coarse crusher load-out for the plant passes by a new neighbor, former Montana Rail Link EMD GP9 #115 which was delivered recently here to Minnesota's Iron Ran... (more)
CN 2119 gets a good roll-by from a CN snowman.
The snow is tapering off as a T-Bird train heads back to the mine to load more rock.
CN 2119 takes the switch into the Fairlane taconite plant with loads of rock from the mine.
A T-Bird train of taconite rock passes a parked CN freight along the CN Missabe Sub.
It's minus 25 below zero and the sun is not quite above the trees yet but a road crossing provides enough of a clearing to illuminate the head end of this T-Bird train as it makes it's way south f... (more)
Zero dark thirty and a minus 26 degrees air temperature as the engineer pulls empties up to the signal to wait for his conductor to drive up and climb into the warm cab where they will tone up the... (more)
Deceiving winter afternoon sunlight bathes a T-Bird train as it travels between the mine down to the plant. Yes, its sunny but it's still below zero cold.
Loaded with rock from the United Taconite Thunderbird mine crusher, CN 2119 leads the way down the CN Missabe Sub with 115 cars to be delivered to the United Taconite Fairlane plant for processing... (more)
From The Land Of Sky Blue Waters. A T-Bird train travels from the mine to the plant on a cold morning in northern Minnesota.
Some fresh snow, green pines and the red nose of CN make for a nice scene as the CN 2112 hauls taconite bearing rock from the mine load-out down to the plant.
Rolling south on the CN Missabe Sub with taconite bearing rock for the United Taconite plant to process.
It's 2000 hrs. and the warm glow of the late evening summer sun illuminates an empty T-Bird as it gets favorable signals and prepares to leave the Fairlane running track for the loop at Largo to l... (more)
An empty T-Bird train leaves the Cliffs Natural Resources owned United Taconite plant rounding the bend onto the CN Missabe Sub for the 10 mile trip north back to the mine for more rock.