This 145 car train was loaded at the Minorca taconite plant which has now switched ownership after the acquisition by Cleveland-Cliffs of ArcelorMittal USA. The train is 18.4 rail miles into the ... (more)
CN 2027 with taconite pellets from the Minorca mine is crossing over the former Duluth Missabe and Northern (DM&N) then it was the DMIR and now it's the CN bridge along the CN Iron Range Sub for T... (more)
The sun has set as CN 2004 makes the run back to Two Harbors, MN with fresh taconite pellets.
Out of the Minorca mine thru Minorca Jct. and down the CN Rainy sub with a right turn at Shelton Jct. onto the CN Missabe sub passing thru DW&P Jct. With several hours of the trip to go, CN 2001 i... (more)
A trio of Dash 8's and loads from the Minorca mine sit on the siding at the south end of the CN Virginia yard waiting for some aid to fix a faulty wiper blade.
After loading pellets at the Minorca mine, CN 2025 south takes the siding at the yard at Virginia, MN to wait for assistance to get the engineer's windshield wiper back in operating condition.
Ore vs. Oil at Ramshaw. Oil empties, U734, wait in the clear as taconite loads, U793, cross over the ex-DWP Rainy Sub while on the ex-DMIR Iron Range Sub.
A four pack of GE's (CN 2013, 2033,2024, 2010) throttle up after coming off the CN Missabe Sub at Iron Jct. and heading to Two Harbors on the CN Iron Range Sub with taconite pellets from ArcelorMi... (more)
A Two Harbors to Minnorca empty leans into the bend at Fayal, MN, about two miles south of Iron Jct where the train will turn back north toward Minorca for loading.