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Photo ID: 648327

On a well below zero morning, a loaded taconite train is about a half hour into it's trip from the U.S. Steel Minntac taconite plant to the yard at Proctor, MN with 138 cars of steaming pellets in... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Iron Jct., Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: DMIR 402
Train ID: U-711
Photo Date: February 09, 2018


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Added: Feb 14, 2018

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Photo ID: 642487

The Keenan switch job on a bit of a rescue mission as they had to come out of the yard to a help a M341 with air issues. They ended up cutting the train apart at the mid train DPU and pulling the... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GP40-2W
Location: Iron Jct., Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 9641
Train ID: R-901
Photo Date: December 27, 2017


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Added: Dec 28, 2017

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Photo ID: 642485

The once a week trip from Kelly Lake to the Minorca mine to deliver loaded bentonite hoppers.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: EMD GP38-3
Location: Iron Jct., Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 2647
Train ID: Kelly Lake local
Photo Date: December 27, 2017


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By: Todd M.

Added: Dec 28, 2017

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Photo ID: 642484

Cold and clear. Four EMD's with 145 ore cars behind them start the trek down the CN Iron Range Sub with pellets from the Minorca mine set to be delivered to the yard at Two Harbors, MN. on a day ... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Iron Jct., Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 6024
Train ID: U-793
Photo Date: December 27, 2017


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Added: Dec 28, 2017

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Photo ID: 636597

After serving U.S. Steel Minntac's commercial yard, the Keenan yard job with CN 9671 returns back to it's namesake yard with empty bentonite hoppers and a few gondolas.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GP40-2W
Location: Iron Jct., Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 9671
Train ID: R-901
Photo Date: November 01, 2017


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By: Todd M.

Added: Nov 02, 2017

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Photo ID: 636556

With the cold weather seemingly settling in across northern Minnesota, CN has called into service their old DMIR Difco side dumps for limestone service to the U.S. Steel Minntac plant for the wint... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE C40-8W (Dash 8-40CW)
Location: Iron Jct., Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 2138
Train ID: U-715
Photo Date: November 01, 2017


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Added: Nov 01, 2017

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Photo ID: 636554

Running on trackage rights over the CN, BNSF 3037 begins the trip home to Kelly Lake after serving the Minorca mine north of Virginia, MN spotting bentonite clay loads and taking empties back wit... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: EMD GP40X
Location: Iron Jct., Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 3037
Train ID: Kelly Lake local
Photo Date: November 01, 2017


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Added: Nov 01, 2017

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Photo ID: 636115

Rolling south on the CN Missabe Sub with taconite bearing rock for the United Taconite plant to process.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Iron Jct., Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 2112
Train ID: U-730
Photo Date: October 27, 2017


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Added: Oct 29, 2017

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Photo ID: 636114

Leaving the CN Keenan yard with a few tank cars for a local blasting company, IC 9622 still looks bright and fresh in the new snow.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Iron Jct., Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: IC 9622
Train ID: R-901
Photo Date: October 27, 2017


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Added: Oct 29, 2017

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Photo ID: 636113

DMIR 400 north fights barely visible signals and snow packed switches as they continue the trek from Two Harbors to U.S. Steel, Minntac to load taconite pellets during the first snow of the season... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Iron Jct., Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: DMIR 400
Train ID: U-788
Photo Date: October 27, 2017


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Added: Oct 29, 2017

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Photo ID: 634440

After coming up from the yard at Two Harbors traveling the CN Iron Range Sub, IC 6260 will shortly take the turn at Iron Jct. onto the CN Missabe Sub as the trip back to the mine for more taconite... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Iron Jct., Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: IC 6260
Train ID: U-792
Photo Date: October 11, 2017


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By: Todd M.

Added: Oct 16, 2017

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Photo ID: 634438

A couple big beasts pull 130 veteran DMIR ore cars loaded to the gills with blast furnace trim rock destined for the ore dock at Two Harbors, MN.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70
Location: Iron Jct., Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: IC 1000
Train ID: U-797
Photo Date: October 11, 2017


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Added: Oct 16, 2017

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Photo ID: 634309

Coming off the west loadout at U.S. Steel Minntac and down the Minntac Sub then onto the CN Missabe Sub, BLE slows up a bit before taking the left turn at Iron Jct. onto the CN Iron Range Sub to T... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Iron Jct., Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BLE 909
Train ID: U-789
Photo Date: October 11, 2017


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Added: Oct 15, 2017

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Photo ID: 629728

CN 2112 leads a raw ore train from Largo to Fairlane or from Cleveland Cliffs Thunderbird mine doen to the plant where this rock will be turned into taconite pellets for the steel industry.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Iron Jct., Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 2112
Train ID: T-Bird
Photo Date: August 29, 2017


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Added: Sep 07, 2017

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Photo ID: 613534

The searchlight signals protecting the Missabe Sub have fallen and have been replaced with the newest latest and greatest style signals. These new signals were illuminated a few days prior and ar... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Iron Jct., Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: March 28, 2017


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By: Todd M.

Added: Apr 16, 2017

Views: 1,194
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