Just before sunset, an empty limestone train departs U.S. Steel Minntac behind a trio of Dash 8's bound for Proctor.
After dumping 58 cars of limestone at U.S. Steel Minntac, the crusty faded veteran CN 2408 leads the charge back to Proctor, MN.
After spending the day dumping limestone at the U.S. Steel Minntac taconite plant ( some of which is visible in the background ), CN 2016 and crew leave the property and head for home back to Proc... (more)
CN 2004 heads south after delivering limestone to U.S. Steel's Minntac plant and rolls past a parked CN freight along the double track portion of the CN Missabe Sub.
A gloomy day as CN 6020 is in charge of the southbound empties after delivering limestone loads to Minntac.
An empty limestone train from Minntac arrives at Proctor while a Roadswitch crew prepares to take a train of ore to Duluth.
A trio of Bessemer tunnel motors (906, 900, 909) roll an empty limestone train south across the Cloquet River. Winter is slowly releasing its grip on Northeastern Minnesota but not quite enough to... (more)
The mighty 403 lead an empty limestone train under the former DW&P at Munger, MN.
The 403 rounds the bend at Adolph with limestone empties returning from Minntac.
The "Queen of the fleet" Missabe 403 leads an empty limestone train with an interesting power set into Proctor as an empty ore train prepares to depart north.
An empty limestone train from Minntac nears Proctor with an abundance of power. Classic "code blue" conditions with crystal clear blue skies, fresh snow, an air temp at -11F and a wind-chill near ... (more)