Running through Jones on a nice summer morning with empties for reloading at US Steel, Minntac.
The L-594 from Keenan yard back to Two Harbors runs thru a small valley between two old mine dumps near Gilbert, MN on the CN Iron Range Sub.
By the light of the moon. Missabe Road era signals still guard movements along the CN Iron Range Sub. For how much longer?
An empty taconite train rounds the curve into the late afternoon sun as they head back from Two Harbors to load at U.S. Steel, Minntac.
Blazing a trail back north across the Minnesota landscape cutting through the fresh snow on the CN Iron Range Sub running track at Jones.
The new kids on the block. CN has been looking to replace their aging EMD fleet in the ore pool and this seems to be their solution. These ex-C&NW C40-8s have been modified with straight air cont... (more)
I was definitely not dressed for the bitter cold mixed with howling winds I experienced on the bridge waiting for this guy... guess the result was worth it though!
With a light snow falling a thundering herd of four EMD's with 144 cars of taconite pellets behind them momentarily breaks the silence as they run track speed southbound down the CN Iron Range Sub... (more)
The orange nose of the BLE really stands out in the white landscape.
The wind is whipping and the snow if flying across northern Minnesota as four tunnel motors and 145 ore cars roll north from Two Harbors back to U.S. Steel Minntac for loading.
The orange of the BLE 906 stands out in the now white landscape of northern Minnesota as the first snowfall of the season has hit.
A trio of B&LE tunnel motors and a CN SD40-2W leads a short MRF north thru Jones between their starting point at Two Harbors and their destination at Keenan yard.
With the overnight frost still evident on this cool morning, BLE 909 leads 140 cars of taconite pellets through what's left of the fall color season in northern Minnesota.
The morning fog that was so vision restricting a few hours ago has mostly burned off now as the U-791 from U.S. Steel Minntac to Two Harbors cruises track speed passing some CN M.O.W. people inclu... (more)