15th anniversary sticker; shuttle from Thunderbird Mine to Taconite plant at Forbes (Fairlane)
DMIR SD18 181 idles at Keenan Yard near Iron Junction, MN on June 18, 1986. This shot shows a good detail view of a factory built Missabe SD18 from 1960, albeit in the newer Arrowhead scheme. Miss... (more)
IC 6251 leads 3 other SD40's through Iron Junction and will make the turn and head for Biwabik. Once arriving into Biwabik they will wait for several hours on MOW to clear and also wait for a nort... (more)
DMIR SD38AC no. 207 leads a train load of Thunderbird Mine taconite ore jennies through Iron Junction , Minnesota. This is likely a move of empties for reloading with raw ore for the plant.
4 tunnel motors are in charge of this empty ore train bound for loading at Minorca Mine on the north side of Virginia. Here the train is between Mt. Iron Jct. and DWP Jct., and only about a mile f... (more)
A Chicago, IL, to Winnipeg, MB, extra manifest train rolls thru the West Wye control point at Iron Junction. Leading is 1 of 4 EMD Demonstrator units that the CN purchased. Trailing is one of the... (more)
A loaded ore train out of the Minntac Mine at Mount Iron, MN, makes the hard left turn off the Missabe Sub onto the Iron Range Sub for the 74 mile trip to Two Harbors.
CN has been updating the mainline around the Shelton Junction area to help increase train efficiency in the area. With that the signal system is getting updated too. These classic search light sig... (more)
Pairs of ex-CN&W Dash 8's are keeping the T-bird service moving around Keenan. Here both sets are at Largo, as one finishes loading, and the 2nd one wait for it's turn. T-bird trains move raw iron... (more)
DMIR 181 in Missabe' arrowhead scheme waits its next assignment at Keenan Yard on the Missabe Iron Range. This yard is located just southwest of Iron Junction on a branch toward Hibbing, MN just o... (more)
DMIR 400 and IC 6259 hustle T-bird loads south on a puffy cloud filled late afternoon.
A repainted Illinois Central SD70 rolls north into Iron Junction with a long freight.
The Keenan Road Switch heads north on the far track as a T-Bird rolls through Iron Junction headed for Fairlane.
A pair of crusty Zebra Stripe widenosers bring the Keenan Switch down the DMIR with a bunch of empty coal cars.
T-Bird rolling through Iron Junction going to United Taconite.