The snow is tapering off as a T-Bird train heads back to the mine to load more rock.
It's 2000 hrs. and the warm glow of the late evening summer sun illuminates an empty T-Bird as it gets favorable signals and prepares to leave the Fairlane running track for the loop at Largo to l... (more)
The first significant snow event of the season is well underway here on Minnesota's Iron Range. One of the few reasons the mine shuts down is due to poor weather and there is indeed some weather ... (more)
A loaded limestone train has just crested the 2.2 percent grade of Proctor Hill behind a trio of ex-C&NW C40-8 GEs.
The ground remains damp from a thunderstorm that had just passed over Proctor yard as a limestone train prepares to depart for Minntac.
CN C40-8 2111 leads train U714 south on the Missabe Sub between Iron Junction and North Keenan.
Three of CN's cleanest C40-8s bring an empty (well, mostly empty - a few of the cars wouldn't dump at Minntac!) limestone train south on the Missabe.
CN train U714 enters the tiny bit of TWC territory left on CN's Missabe Sub at Mile 51.
CN C40-8s 2111, 2107 and 2119 haul 59 empty limestone cars through Fairlane on CN's Missabe Sub.
A trio of clean CN C40-8s head through Nomi Junction with a train of 59 limestone empties for Duluth, MN.
Three ex CNW dash 8s wait to move this morning, along with their string of limestone empties.
T -bird loads hustle south with crude ore for the Fairlane Plant.
As the snow is tapering off, a pair of Dash 8's kick up a little of that freshly fallen white stuff while they head back to the mine to reload.
T-Birds have always been relatively easy to catch with them making a 10 mile run about every two hours. Running back and forth mine to plant, plant to mine, day and night, night and day. Here are ... (more)