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)
CN 2112 leads a T-bird south through Iron Junction.
A T-Bird leaving the United Taconite coarse crusher load-out for the plant passes by a new neighbor, former Montana Rail Link EMD GP9 #115 which was delivered recently here to Minnesota's Iron Ran... (more)
CN Bombardier HR616 2112 and 2107.
Some fresh snow, green pines and the red nose of CN make for a nice scene as the CN 2112 hauls taconite bearing rock from the mine load-out down to the plant.
Rolling south on the CN Missabe Sub with taconite bearing rock for the United Taconite plant to process.
CN 2112 leads a raw ore train from Largo to Fairlane or from Cleveland Cliffs Thunderbird mine doen to the plant where this rock will be turned into taconite pellets for the steel industry.
A C40-8 with the CN privatization anniversary logo paint scheme leads a short ballast and rock train to the CN yard at Keenan.
Three recently washed former C&NW C40-8s lug 60 cars loaded with limestone up Proctor Hill with eventual delivery to U.S. Steel's Minntac mine at Mountain Iron, Minnesota. Lead 2112 wears CN's pri... (more)
A pair of standard cab Dash 8's are rolling right along on a partly sunny afternoon.
Third move of the day over famed Proctor Hill features 2112....too bad this isn't Rush City.....(I'll wait :-)
Crew change at Shelton Junction.
T Bird empties roll north thru the endangered searchlight signals at "Wolf".