Fall color is showing on the trees lining the old mine dumps near Gilbert, MN as CN 2027 leads an empty ore train north towards U.S. Steel Minntac for loading on this the first official day of fal... (more)
A little fall color is starting to show on the trees lining the old mine dumps near Gilbert, MN as CN 2029 leads an empty ore train north towards U.S. Steel Minntac for loading.
CN 2001 and fresh taconite pellets cut through the early morning fog while heading south on the CN Iron Range Sub for Two harbors, MN.
CN 2006 plies the rails of the CN Iron Range sub heading south with Minntac taconite pellets for Two Harbors, MN.
CN 2116 runs north along the Iron Range sub with a destination of U.S. Steel Minntac to load taconite pellets. A trickle down effect starting with soft demand for steel that has production at the... (more)
A trio of standard cab C40-8s lead empty CN ore train U79082 into the siding between Gilbert and Biwabik Minnesota to meet a loaded ore train bound for Two Harbors.
CN 2040 charges north up the CN Iron Range sub on a dreary afternoon to load taconite pellets.
CN 2006 sports remnants of a spring snowfall on its nose as they head back for Two Harbors, MN on a cloudy dreary afternoon.
Empties north from Two Harbors, MN to U.S. Steel Minntac and then back to Two Harbors, MN. Load, dump, repeat.
Running back to Two Harbors with some hot commodity.
On a dark and foggy evening there are no trains coming because the signals say so.
A loaded pellet train from U.S. Steel Minntac heads towards Two Harbors on the CN Iron Range Sub passing through some old mine dumps on Thanksgiving morning.
Under warm evening sun an empty taconite trains heads back to the Minorca Taconite plant for another load. BLE 909, DMIR 406, CN 6013 and DMIR 408.
With a bitter cold end to 2017, a empty taconite train passes through Gilbert, MN as it head toward Mintac for another fresh load of pellets.
An empty CN ore train in Gilbert, MN on the CN Iron Range Sub.