From The Land Of Sky Blue Waters. A T-Bird train travels from the mine to the plant on a cold morning in northern Minnesota.
A welding crew takes some time to stand at a safe distance and give a roll-by to CN 2131 that's just received favorable signals to depart the yard and head back to the mine for taconite bearing ro... (more)
Getting a roll-by from a section crew out making sure the switch heaters are working this Q-191 is running north to the Canadian border with containers amid the first snowfall of the season.
A grey ghost on a gray day. With the snow tapering the L-593 leaves northern Minnesota behind as it travels south to back to Proctor. The L-593 is a turn that runs out of Proctor, MN up to Keenan ... (more)
The engineer takes the signal down as he throttles up and pulls 140 cars of taconite pellets out of the yard at United Taconite's Fairlane plant and begins the trip south for Proctor, Mn and ultim... (more)
Between snow squalls, CN 2107 leads loaded ore train into Fairlaine.
It's 2000 hrs. and the warm glow of the late evening summer sun illuminates an empty T-Bird as it gets favorable signals and prepares to leave the Fairlane running track for the loop at Largo to l... (more)
An empty T-Bird train leaves the Cliffs Natural Resources owned United Taconite plant rounding the bend onto the CN Missabe Sub for the 10 mile trip north back to the mine for more rock.
A close call and a case where the story is better than the photo. Under pending darkness and with light snow falling the crew onboard CN 5244 sounds the bell and then lays on the horn for the roa... (more)
Having just left Keenan yard, BLE 902 and crew sit basking in the suns rays at N. Fairlane waiting on a CN land barge that's coming up the CN Missabe Sub. Once it clears its back underway for Pro... (more)
A heavy Winnipeg Symington, MB - BRC Chicago Clearing, IL 346 picks up speed rolling down the Rainy Sub
The many different angles of rail grinding operations can be seen as the fresh steel rusts due to inactivity and the spilled taconite pellets that will probably never become new steel.
DMIR SD40T-3 400 leads a steamy train of ore loads south on the Missabe Sub between South Keenan and North Fairlane.
CN C40-8s 2111, 2107 and 2119 haul 59 empty limestone cars through Fairlane on CN's Missabe Sub.
Anniversary C40-8 leaving UTAC.