A nice change of pace were these three EMD's on a T-Bird train instead of a Dash 8 duo that's been the norm in recent years. Here they are returning from the plant pulling up for head room to cle... (more)
CN 2111 and CN 2112 run their train back up the Missabe sub from the United Taconite plant back to mine to load more taconite bearing rock. Their loads counterpart has the signals south and they ... (more)
Southbound taconite rock loads from the mine heading to the processing plant meet a loaded ballast train heading north while both rattle the steel bridge over the St. Louis river on the CN Missabe... (more)
A T-Bird mine shuttle from the pit coarse crusher glides down the Missabe sub as it heads to the processing plant.
A pair of former C&NW (UP) GEs power a loaded raw ore train across Highway 7 en route to the Fairlane processing plant.
Lead by two of the three remaining rebuilt SD18s a crude ore train heads to the U-Tac mine for unloading.
DMIR 212 takes the turn on the north leg of Fairlane wye and points south toward the entrance to Unitac. Here the train will dump its load of crude ore and turn back to Thunderbird for another loa... (more)
The 06:00 T-Bird heads for Unitac as the sun rises on this frigid Minnesota morning.
DMIR 214 has its train of crude ore in control as it splits the vintage search lights enroute to Fairlane and the Unitac plant.