A nice summer morning finds a trio of new to the former Missabe GE's gliding through the yard with taconite pellets from Minntac heading to Two Harbors.
Tax day in America finds a trio of new to the former Missabe GE's cutting through a snowstorm with taconite pellets from Minntac heading to Two Harbors.
Six hundred four axels roll south on the CN Iron Range Sub on a nice winter's afternoon..
It's daybreak on a very cold morning and the fresh baked taconite pellets interact with that wind whipped cold air as the train continues south to Two Harbors.
It's Christmas morning at 0800 and the air temperature is -19 degrees with a wind that is whipping about 20 mph out of the north making it feel like -40 degrees out here yet the men and women that... (more)
The snow is tapering off as IC 6260 storms south through Biwabik, MN with taconite loads for Two Harbors, MN on a black and white type dreary afternoon.
Idling away on a Saturday night in the CN Biwabik yard. Local law enforcement was approaching and in turn providing a little background lighting. After some questioning it seems there wasn't a ... (more)
Idling away on a Saturday night in the CN Biwabik yard.
A couple of old DM&IR M.o.W. carts rest near the end of the track while a 120 car string of old DM&IR quad sets rest waiting for warmer weather and the return (hopefully) to BFT service.
It's a -25 degree morning with a wind chill reading of -40 and the crew is hoping they don't have any problems with the train as they roll thru Biwabik heading for Two Harbors with loads of steami... (more)
Loads from the west side Minntac mine loadout hold the main with a fresh crew as empties from Two Harbors pass by on the siding heading for the Minntac east side loadout.
Coming back from Two Harbors, the DM&IR 408 takes the siding at Biwabik as they continue northward for Minntac and a reload of these cars.
With a new crew on board, the IC 6252 continues southward for Two Harbors under clear skies and cold temps.
DM&IR 408 and crew get a good roll-by from the CN track inspector as they sail though Biwabik at track speed heading for Two Harbors.
The former Missabe/DM&IR 403, which could now be considered a CN "heritage" unit in theory, leads 135 loads of taconite southbound on the Iron Range Subdivision at Biwabik as they travel towards T... (more)