A nice spring snow falls on BLE 909 as they head off the Minntac sub shortly and will then run down the Missabe sub back to Proctor with these empty limestone cars.
A nice spring evening deserves a flashback to the winter of 2021 and a cold February afternoon with a temperature of minus 20 and cold NW wind blowing. KSC 5000 leads the still steaming taconite ... (more)
U.S. Steel Minntac made taconite pellets head to Proctor, MN behind DMIR 409. Just imagine how good her maroon paint would look in this low winter afternoon light.
The skies are about to open up again at any minute dropping a mixture of snow, sleet, and rain and the while the wind is howling. All this is just fine for the northbound crew on these empties as ... (more)
IC 6253 passing over the fast-flowing St. Louis River as they head back north up the Missabe sub back to the mine to reload after unloading at the United Taconite plant.
After watching the roll-by for an empty northbound, CN 2040 is underway again south with loads of pellets for Two Harbors.
A damp and dreary spring afternoon as CN 2040 departs the United Taconite plant with pellets bound for Proctor and ultimately the CN dock 6 at Duluth, MN where they'll be loaded on a boat and head... (more)
A little fog in the air yet as BLE 906 is passing over the spring melt and rain swollen St. Louis River on the way to the United Taconite plant.
Cleveland Cliffs owned Minorca mine loads headed for Two Harbors on a dreary spring day with rain falling.
Darkness settles in on this Easter Sunday as heavy snow is falling across northeastern Minnesota and breaking the quiet mood is CN 3271 rumbling up the Missabe sub bound for Canada and points else... (more)
As snow falls across the landscape on Easter night, the sound of two SD40-3's in the shape of IC 6254 and IC 6253 rumble by while pulling empties north along the CN Missabe sub.
Spring will come, they say. Warmer temperatures will come, they say. Snow falls and it feels like January instead of mid-April as CN pulls a mixed freight north on the CN Missabe sub heading for ... (more)
A northbound unit sand train runs up the CN Rainy sub crossing the St. Louis River under less-than-ideal skies coupled with cold temperatures and high wind gusts.
Pulling off the Missabe sub and onto the Fairlane leg heading onto the Cleveland-Cliffs United Taconite property with 114 loads of rock pulled by a BLE duo.
A neat consist pulling limestone empties down the CN Missabe passing Fairlane while on their way back to Proctor.