IC 6253 and 3 tunnel motors has just loaded 145 cars of fresh taconite, and has started its journey to Two Harbors, where it'll be unloaded, then the process will be started all over again.
A trio of GE's show some life when the engineer tugs the throttle to gain a little speed to move these taconite loads.
A mixed freight bound for Canada waits for favorable signals.
CN 2546 comes to a stop and is greeted by the Clinton fire dept. to assist them with a possible fire on one of the trailing units in the consist. After shutting down mainline traffic for several ... (more)
A train of taconite rock from the Cleveland-Cliffs owned United Taconite Thunderbird pit moves onto the CN Missabe Sub main two while a train of U.S. Steel Minntac plant taconite pellets for the d... (more)
A train from U.S. Steel Minntac splits the signals at Wolf on the CN Missabe Sub before taking a left turn up ahead at Iron Jct. to continue onward bound for Two Harbors. Disclaimer: more than on... (more)
An empty taconite train led by a quartet of EMD's cruise thru the fresh coating of snow that fell overnight as they head back from Two Harbors to load at U.S. Steel, Minntac.
The snow is tapering off as a T-Bird train heads back to the mine to load more rock.
A Keenan yard to International Falls, MN local kicks up some fresh snow as they are at track speed and about 10 minutes into their trip up to the Canadian border.
The first snowfall of the season has hit northern Minnesota while BLE 906 leads the charge through the snow with Minntac pellets in tow bound for Two Harbors.
It's smooth sailing for the crew on board U-789 south from U.S. Steel Minntac traveling to Two Harbors with 145 cars of taconite pellets on this fine summer evening.
A quartet of rebuilt SD40 variants power an empty ore train north near the junction at Wolf,MN on the way to Minntac for loading.
After grinding rail all day along the CN Missabe Sub, Loram RG316 and crew have now stopped grinding and pulled up to clear the nearest road crossing so as to let the support crews of water trucks... (more)
A CN land barge train rounds the sweeping curve approaching Wolf with two units on the point and two DPU's mid train.
An empty T-Bird trains runs back to the mine after departing the plant as the snow begins to intensify.