The split second CN 2014 north knocks down the signal at Noimi Jct. as the run to U.S. Steel Minntac continues.
A trio of GE's lead 139 cars of taconite pellets through the yard at Biwabik on their way to the dock at Two Harbors, MN.
All is quiet along the CN Minntac Sub at Noimi Jct.
After delivering it's cargo of limestone to the U.S. Steel Minntac taconite plant, the empty leaves the property and heads back to the yard at Proctor.
The U792 for Minorca comes through DWP Jct. and will make the left turn at Shelton Jct. for the short trip up the Rainy sub (somewhat visible below the train) to Minorca Jct. and then the mine pro... (more)
DMIR 402, DMIR 404 and IC 6252 pull 130 loads of taconite pellets leaving the U.S. Steel Minntac property via the CN Minntac sub heading south for the CN Missabe sub that will take them on a sever... (more)
A quiet evening at Duluth's Rices Point. A GP 38-2 idles in CP's yard while the BBC Mississippi unloads it's cargo of windmill towers.
After serving the U.S. Steel Minntac plant by pulling empties and dropping off loads of bentonite, the next stop for the Keenan switch is the small yard at Mountain Iron where they shove back and ... (more)
Ridiculously cold weather (-34 plus a wind chill at the time of this photo) across northern Minnesota as polar vortex envelopes the region but the trains are still moving albeit it takes a little ... (more)
Taconite loads from United Taconite pull into the yard at Proctor having come full circle from where they left earlier in the day which is still visible two tracks over to the right from where the... (more)
With the tail end of the 135 car train still rattling the old Missabe era steel bridge over the Cloquet river, this U717 pellet train continues it's trip south towards Proctor, MN.
A T-Bird mine shuttle from the pit coarse crusher glides down the Missabe sub as it heads to the processing plant.
Heading back to Two Harbors about to cross the former DWP Rainy sub at Ramshaw under clear (but cold) blue skies.
Departing Minntac under the code blue skies provided by the polar vortex. Temperature was a fresh -28 degrees with an added wind chill.
Coming up from Two Harbors, MN, a BLE trio is on the Minntac sub and will be arriving at the U.S. Steel Minntac plant shortly to begin loading 145 cars off the west loadout silo before returning b... (more)