Running through Jones on a nice summer morning with empties for reloading at US Steel, Minntac.
The L-594 from Keenan yard back to Two Harbors runs thru a small valley between two old mine dumps near Gilbert, MN on the CN Iron Range Sub.
Blazing a trail back north across the Minnesota landscape cutting through the fresh snow on the CN Iron Range Sub running track at Jones.
The new kids on the block. CN has been looking to replace their aging EMD fleet in the ore pool and this seems to be their solution. These ex-C&NW C40-8s have been modified with straight air cont... (more)
A trio of B&LE tunnel motors and a CN SD40-2W leads a short MRF north thru Jones between their starting point at Two Harbors and their destination at Keenan yard.
A nice warm spring morning and a clean leader pulling ore cars rolling past some classic searchlights.
Heading back from Two Harbors, CN 6024 north takes the running track at Jones to meet DMIR 403 south.
The miscellaneous road freight (MRF) rolls north from Two Harbors headed to the CN Keenan yard with extra power, loads of smart siding from the Louisiana Pacific plant and empty bentonite hoppers ... (more)
Empties for the Minorca mine slow to take the siding at Jones to meet loads coming south from the Minntac mine.
On what will most likely be my last trip to 'da range before my move, it was one of the best days this area can offer, crisp fall air and bright sunshine.This might be one of the best chases I hav... (more)
DMIR 403 leads 604 total axels northbound at track speed thru Jones as the trip up from the ore dock at Two Harbors continues to U.S. Steel's Minntac plant for more taconite pellets.
BLE 900 leads it's train back north from Two Harbors to U.S. Steel Minntac to reload with taconite pellets.
The northbound empties have just cleared the tail end of the still steaming southbound loads after a rolling meet at Jones on the CN Iron Range sub.
The freshly painted BLE #900 is barely outpacing the impending clouds as they slow for a meet at Jones. Check out the rear cars.
Racing back to U.S. Steel's Minntac plant to load more taconite pellets, DMIR 403, still in classic Missabe Road paint, leads freshly repainted BLE 903, IC 6255 and repainted sister DMIR 407 throu... (more)