It's a nice spring day and the taconite pellets are moving down the CN Iron Range sub from Minntac towards Two Harbors passing Allen Jct. along the way.
After meeting taconite loads from the Minorca mine back around the curve at Allen Jct. it's now full speed ahead as CN 2039 ducks under county road 666 passing control point Nugget heading north t... (more)
Loads from the Minorca mine round the bend and come into view as they are about to duck under county road 666 and knock the signal down and Nugget on the CN Iron Range sub.
Over the river and through the wood to the Minorca mine they go; the big Dash 8's know the way pulling the ore cars through the white and falling snow.
A standard 3/4 ground level wedgie shot of CN 3264 holding down Q197 which was parked on the CN Hinsdale branch. This branch was part of the DM&IR and went to towns like Embarrass, MN, Tower, MN ... (more)
With snow falling, CN 2018 splits the new still not in use signals at the small location know as Allen Jct. MN which is roughly the half way point on the return trip back to Two Harbors on the CN ... (more)
Breaking the silence of a still Minnesota landscape, DMIR 408 leads a four pack EMD consist and 145 ore cars at the control point Nugget on the CN Iron Range sub as they continue the trek to Two H... (more)
A trio of dash 8's pass under county road 666 at CN Nugget as they travel thru heavy falling snow on their trip to Two Harbors.
Kicking out carbon to the sky and tugging on the trailing ore cars, IC 6251 and crew continue on towards Two Harbors, MN.
Shortly after loading at the processing plant, an Erie Mining Company train of taconite pellets will get a cooling shower before departing Hoyt Lakes, and sometimes the engines will get a bath as ... (more)
An Erie Mining Company RS-11 with a not-so-pretty chopped nose is awaiting it's turn to bring a load of iron ore to the processing plant.
CN's uniquely built former DMIR ore cars roll through Hoyt Lake on CN's Iron Range Subdivision to Two Harbors, Minn., slicing between a pair of searchlight signals.
A loaded ore train heads for Two Harbors with a fleet of Canadian National EMDs doing the honors. The train is passing searchlight signals still in use on this section of CN's Iron Range Subdivisi... (more)
BLE 909 leads a quartet of SD40s with hot taconite loads in tow through Hoyt Lakes and bound for Two Harbors.
Empty tac cars make their way east behind a recently repainted BLE 900