A train of tank cars rolls south down the CN Rainy Sub.
Following a T-Bird train carrying loads of taconite bearing rock and a empty limestone train from the Minntac plant DMIR 409 completes the cycle with it's train of finished product, the taconite p... (more)
CN 2004 heads south after delivering limestone to U.S. Steel's Minntac plant and rolls past a parked CN freight along the double track portion of the CN Missabe Sub.
IC 9622 leads a short train from Keenan yard heading to switch loads for empties at Dyno Noble, a business that serves the taconite mines for their blasting needs, a cold February morning.
A T-Bird train of taconite rock passes a parked CN freight along the CN Missabe Sub.
Track speed down the CN Iron Range Sub with taconite marbles from the Minorca mine destined for the yard at Two Harbors some 70 miles away.
DMIR 163 leads an ore train as it hammers the DW&P diamond at Ramshaw near Iron, MI in September of 1987. This continues to be a vital crossing for the CN.
Some fresh snow, green pines and the red nose of CN make for a nice scene as the CN 2112 hauls taconite bearing rock from the mine load-out down to the plant.
A rare northbound move continues on the CN Rainy Sub as they approach all the safety equipment that keeps the railroad and the general public separate from one another.
Using trackage rights, the once a week train from Kelly Lake to Minorca comes into CN Keenan yard as the crew continues the days project of delivering loaded bentonite hoppers to the mine and retu... (more)
A C40-8 with the CN privatization anniversary logo paint scheme leads a short ballast and rock train to the CN yard at Keenan.
Rounding the curve onto the CN Iron Range Sub for the 74 mile trip to a yard track at Two Harbors, DMIR 403 looks good pulling these 130 cars of taconite pellets.
A few weeks before my move, another gorgeous fall day came around and it was business as usual on the Iron Range of Minnesota, as pellets for Two Harbors come steaming out of the plant.
DMIR 403 south with it's 145 loaded ore cars of steaming taconite pellets in tow meets IC 6261 north with it's 145 empty ore cars going to get loaded in tow at Iron Jct. on the CN Missabe sub. Bo... (more)
Winnipeg Symington, MB - Battle Creek, MI 348 hammers across one of the highest tonnage diamonds on the CN system. CN 2283 + CN 5452 have a good sized 10000ft train in tow with 68 mixed/56 racks.