After traffic has cleared on the both the Missabe sub and the Minntac sub it's now green signals for BNSF 4002 to pull 130 ore cars up to U.S. Steel Minntac to load.
Pushing on the rear of a 130 taconite train bound for the U.S. Steel Minntac plant was this still looking good somewhat rare Executive MAC. Disclaimer: because it was in DP the ditch lights were ... (more)
Only a few more feet to go before this CN crew ties down their train on the north end of CN Keenan yard. Shortly, a BNSF crew will arrive and take it south from here where it will end up at U.S. ... (more)
Southbound BNSF 7566 with a CN crew splits the signals at Wolf, MN as they come off the CN Minntac Sub and onto the CN Missabe Sub with 130 cars of Granite City Works bound taconite pellets.
With U.S. Steel continuing to keep idle their Keewatin Taconite plant due to the soft demand caused by the pandemic, they are using their other Iron Range plant, Minntac, to produce pellets for th... (more)
A BNSF All-Rail taconite train heads south on the CN Missabe Sub with a CN crew in charge heading for Keenan yard after loading at USS Minntac. Once at Keenan a BNSF crew will take over and head ... (more)
A few more feet into the yard and the CN crew will park their train and be done for the day after spending most of shift loading and weighing 130 cars of taconite pellets at the USS Minntac plant.... (more)
Descending from the USS Minntac plant with 130 loads of pellets the CN crew is heading for CN Keenan yard with this BNSF all-rail train that is going to a final destination at Granite City Works b... (more)