Always nice to get Missabe era signals and engines together. On duty at 0100 in Two Harbors and arriving at U.S. Steel Minntac at 0500, they began loading at 0530 and finished the last car at 072... (more)
IC 6252 and DMIR 402 lead a misc. road freight up from Two Harbors heading to CN Keenan yard with concentrate loads from Northshore Mining and wood siding from the Louisiana Pacific plant. These ... (more)
A trio of GE's (CN 2039, 2033, 2013) and their empties take the siding at Jones in anticipation of meeting another trio of GE's (CN 2010, 2002, 2004) with their loads. GE's on the former Missabe r... (more)
A quad set of EMD's race north with their train travelling on the CN Iron Range Sub heading for U.S. Steel's Minntac taconite plant for loading.
Loads pulled by a trio of GE Dash 8's meet empties pulled by a quad set of EMD SD40-3's on the double track section of the CN Iron Range Sub at Gilbert. With both trains moving in opposite direct... (more)
A cold and windy day following the first significant snow of the season interacts with remaining color of the fall season that still hangs on across the landscape. The colors of CN add a little t... (more)
Loads meet empties.
The fall colors transition to stick season and EMD power transitions to bigger GE power in northern Minnesota.
CN 6017 leads 145 cars of taconite pellets from U.S. Steel Minntac and head towards Two Harbors, MN under grey skies, cold temps and fresh fallen snow mixing in with fall colors across the landsca... (more)
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)