BNSF 7704 leads a full load of steaming taconite pellets in route to Birmingham, AL in the early morning sun.
A Birmingham-bound ore train wheels around the sharp curve at Denrock on the Barstow Sub. This train will change crews in Galesburg.
An iron ore load waits for a track in La Crosse Yard as the tail end of a stack heads west.
A clean BNSF GE leads a loaded ore train from Minntac down the CN towards Steelton (Duluth). Eventual destination is the Fairfield Works in Alabama.
All-rail taconite train runs through Newport, MN
BNSF 703 along with Ferromex 4624 lead U-SEMBIR south over the TRRA's river-front-high line. (U-SEMBIR is an iron ore train.)
Notified by Dave Schauer, I was able to catch this southbound ore train with a Ferromex unit trailing about to pass through Cambridge, Minn.
A DPU GE pushes hard on a batch of brand new steel hoppers filled with iron ore as this train grinds out of the Lake Superior Basin.
BNSF GE leads a Mexican visitor south on an ore train for Birmingham (Fairfield Works).
EMD's on the tac trains again!?! Only one can hope but with this outfit who knows.
The V-LPCPTL meets the U-SEMBIR on the start of one of the best railfaing days of my life.
An empty all-rail headed for the iron range from BNSF's Superior yard while CN train 119 waits to get into Pokegama Yard
An empty all-rail headed for the iron range from BNSF's Superior yard
BNSF all-rail ore train stopped on the main at Coons after being stabbed by the detector at Grand Lake for a possible hot box (bearing) 40 cars deep. Nothing was found and the train continued on.... (more)
BNSF all-rail ore train for Alabama passes snow covered pines on the former DM&IR.