Running thru a sliver of sunlight, IC 6252 leads 145 empty ore cars around the curve at Biwabik heading up to the Minorca mine for loading.
After coming up from the yard at Two Harbors traveling the CN Iron Range Sub, IC 6260 will shortly take the turn at Iron Jct. onto the CN Missabe Sub as the trip back to the mine for more taconite... (more)
Coming north up the CN Iron Range Sub from Two Harbors, IC 6260 goes by one of a very few remaining searchlight signals left along the line.
A trio of tunnelmotors bring empties back from Two Harbors and past the few remaining signals ( long out of service ) that once protected the south Evtac Thunderbird mine spur along the CN Iron Ra... (more)
Empties for the Minorca mine slow to take the siding at Jones to meet loads coming south from the Minntac mine.
The first significant snow event of the season is well underway here on Minnesota's Iron Range. Train crews are running and the railroad's support staff is helping out as much as they can to keep... (more)
A quad set of power brings empties from Two Harbors banging across the Ramshaw diamond as they head north to load taconite pellets at the Minorca mine before returning back to Two Harbors.
A Bessemer tunnel motor eliminates a plow ridge as it leads a train of empty ore cars out of Two Harbors for the Minorca plant near Virginia, MN. This area received around 3 feet of snow.
DM&IR 403 leads the 145 empties northbound through Fayal on the way to the Minorca mine for loading.
The newly created Biwabik Job or Missabe Road Run Job has to take a little detour past the Mtn. Iron Jct. switch instread of the straight shot up to Minntac due to a Loram Vacuum unit working the ... (more)