Running south on the CN Missabe sub back to the yard at Proctor with a string of empty DMIR Difco side dumps that were used to deliver limestone to the U.S. Steel Minntac plant at Mountain Iron, M... (more)
Cutting through the cold winter's air with hot taconite pellets from Minntac bound for Proctor.
A trio of EMD power lead 136 cars of pellets south down the CN Missabe Sub for Proctor on a clear winter day. It looks like these EMD's days are numbered as CN has began replacing these older EMD... (more)
CN 2119 takes the switch into the Fairlane taconite plant with loads of rock from the mine.
DMIR 409 rumbles south on the CN Missabe Sub after departing U.S. Steel Minntac. They will encounter several northbound CN freights along their way back home to Proctor, MN and the yard.
Getting a roll-by from a section crew out making sure the switch heaters are working this Q-191 is running north to the Canadian border with containers amid the first snowfall of the season.
A grey ghost on a gray day. With the snow tapering the L-593 leaves northern Minnesota behind as it travels south to back to Proctor. The L-593 is a turn that runs out of Proctor, MN up to Keenan ... (more)
An empty T-Bird train leaves the Cliffs Natural Resources owned United Taconite plant rounding the bend onto the CN Missabe Sub for the 10 mile trip north back to the mine for more rock.
Having just left Keenan yard, BLE 902 and crew sit basking in the suns rays at N. Fairlane waiting on a CN land barge that's coming up the CN Missabe Sub. Once it clears its back underway for Pro... (more)
The many different angles of rail grinding operations can be seen as the fresh steel rusts due to inactivity and the spilled taconite pellets that will probably never become new steel.
Under what is commonly referred to as "Code Blue" skies, CN 6013 works on getting up to track speed after holding for two northbound freights on the CN Missabe Sub. Southbound taconite ... (more)
A gloomy day as CN 6020 is in charge of the southbound empties after delivering limestone loads to Minntac.
On a cold but clear winter afternoon, GTW 5954 and crew roar north towards U.S. Steel Minntac with the limestone train.
A warbonnet leads the second cut of sixty cars at N. Fairlane on the approach to United Taconite for loading taconite pellets. A different crew loaded out the first cut of sixty cars and when th... (more)
A pair of anniversary edition CN dash 8's are just about to make the turn into the Fairlane taconite plant with loads of taconite bearing rock from the Thunderbird mine located 10 miles away.