Running thru falling snow, a trio of Dash 8's lead 140 cars of taconite pellets south towards Two Harbors.
The new face of the Missabe ore trains looks like this, and I'm still trying to decide whether I like it or not.
Six hundred four axels roll south on the CN Iron Range Sub on a nice winter's afternoon..
It's daybreak on a very cold morning and the fresh baked taconite pellets interact with that wind whipped cold air as the train continues south to Two Harbors.
DMIR 403 leads empties thru a frozen landscape as they travel back north from Two Harbors to the U.S. Steel Minntac plant for loading
It's Christmas morning at 0800 and the air temperature is -19 degrees with a wind that is whipping about 20 mph out of the north making it feel like -40 degrees out here yet the men and women that... (more)
The crew of a southbound loaded taconite train gives a good roll-by to a empty northbound taconite train.
A sweet sounding four pack of classic EMD's pulling 145 ore cars of steaming taconite pellets on a nice fall morning with a hint of remaining fall color on the landscape. CN 5337, CN 5338, CN 5318... (more)
IC 6263 glides through Biwabik with 145 cars of taconite pellets in tow with a destination of Two Harbors in a few hours.
A northbound empty ore train from Two Harbors, MN makes it's way past the signals at S. Biwabik as the trek back to the mine for loading continues.
A slight breeze on a sunny spring morning, the low rumble of four EMD's at track speed and the sound of 145 fully loaded ore cars.
A train of taconite pellets behind DMIR 403 rolls through the yard at track speed while CN track crews and contractors stand in the clear waiting to start their project after they clear.
A train of taconite pellets rolls through the yard at track speed while CN track crews stand in the clear waiting to start their project after they clear.
CN heritage unit, DMIR 403, pulling 130 cars of taconite pellets down the CN Iron Range Sub at Biwabik while a track crew and CN personnel mingle by the old DMIR engine house and shop.
In between fall colors and the white of winter is stick season in NE Minnesota with the weather usually drab and cold on these short days. CN tries to brighten up the dull afternoon with a colorf... (more)