A nice cold winter's afternoon with no clouds, bugs or humidity and a couple trains moving.
Pellet loads crossing over the Whiteface river bridge at Kelsey, MN while slowing for meet in a few hundred yards with a northbound CN container train waiting on them.
CN 5337 continues on to Proctor, MN after meeting a NB oil train here at Alborn, MN.
Holding on Main One is GTW 4906 with their one car to switch the rod and ball track at the United Taconite Fairlane plant while CN 5337 runs by on Main Two headed for Proctor, MN with taconite pel... (more)
CN 5337 makes it's way back to Proctor with these Minntac pellets. During this time of year they will reroute pellet trains to Proctor, MN to take some storage pressure off Two Harbors, MN but on... (more)
As a short daylight winter's day nears it's end, BLE 909 hauls steaming pellets south from U.S. Steel Minntac towards Proctor, MN.
A lot of people are usually out here with cameras in hand waiting......to photograph birds. The Sax-Zim Bog is a world renowned birding location in the winter, as well as the spring and summer. I... (more)
Low winter light illuminates the U713 from Minntac to Proctor as they travel through the Zim/Sax bog bird area.
A trio of EMD's and 138 veteran DMIR ore jennies make their way south on the CN Missabe Sub with pellet loads from U.S. Steel Minntac to the yard at Proctor, MN.
Good leader. Good light. Steaming pellets. Minntac made taconite pellets head south down the CN Missabe sub for the yard at Proctor, MN.
North from Proctor, MN to load under the west loadout pocket then move over to weigh on the east pocket scale and travelling back south to the yard at Proctor with taconite pellets in tow.