Early morning summer light makes this trio of Dash 8's look good while running south on the CN Iron Range Sub with Minntac pellets for Two Harbors.
CN 6017 leads 145 cars of taconite pellets from U.S. Steel Minntac and head towards Two Harbors, MN under grey skies, cold temps and fresh fallen snow mixing in with fall colors across the landsca... (more)
CN 6017 holds back 145 cars of taconite pellets as they descend the hill from U.S. Steel Minntac and head towards Two Harbors, MN under grey skies, cold temps and fresh fallen snow mixing in with ... (more)
Change on the Range. CN is in the process of replacing its fleet of EMD units assigned to the former DM&IR with C40-8s of C&NW heritage. The first loaded train from Minntac to Two Harbors to be po... (more)
The cold air (-7 C) combined with the freshly loaded pellets combine to create a rolling fog bank that obscures everything behind the fifth car.
Rounding the sweeping curve at Wales is this northbound pellet empty for Minntac.