A T-Bird train of taconite rock passes a parked CN freight along the CN Missabe Sub.
It's minus 25 below zero and the sun is not quite above the trees yet but a road crossing provides enough of a clearing to illuminate the head end of this T-Bird train as it makes it's way south f... (more)
A welding crew takes some time to stand at a safe distance and give a roll-by to CN 2131 that's just received favorable signals to depart the yard and head back to the mine for taconite bearing ro... (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.
An empty T-Bird trains runs back to the mine after departing the plant as the snow begins to intensify.
After yesterdays heavy snows across the area have subsided, United Taconite was able to restart their mining operations and the CN served mine was able to load a train of 119 cars with taconite ro... (more)
Viewed from the Lexington Group special
After almost a yearlong shutdown due to soft demand in the iron ore markets, United Taconite has been restarted and so too have the T-Bird trains which shuttle the taconite rock from the mine to t... (more)
The birds fly again! After a more than year long hiatus, trains are once again loading raw ore at the Thunderbird Mine and bringing it to the United Taconite plant. CN #2131 is pretty clean and lo... (more)
A derailment receives attention as crews work to re-rail hoppers and repair the track.
DM&IR ore car 40822 was one of 500 in class U-23 delivered during 1948 from Pullman Standard, five years before the Missabe purchased its first diesels. Still in service for CN, the car still reta... (more)
An eastbound oil train passes through Peel with an awesome lashup consisting of CN 2131, BNSF 609, & BNSF 5870.
A pair of Dash 8's drag a load of raw ore thru the aptly named town of Iron. The material is to its way for processing into pellets.
CN 2131 Leads the Northbound Minntac Ore Empties (U-713) through Forbes during the golden hour, on a very buggy northern MN summer evening.
Ecelectic consist rolls south with empty cars used for limestone service.