Beginning to ramp up speed as BNSF 7747 is about to duck under Highway 169 and continue on south with taconite pellets made at the U.S. Steel Keewatin plant on a nice afternoon.
The crew operating as the Kelly Lake local are almost done for the day as they bring their train to rest in their namesake yard and wait for a van back to Superior, WI.
On the move southbound after loading taconite pellets at the U.S. Steel Keetac plant at Keewatin, MN.
After loading at U.S. Steel's Keetac taconite plant, BNSF 6545 shoves the train through the small town of Kelly Lake proceeding all the way into and through the yard here where they will reverse e... (more)
The other taconite hauler in NE Minnesota is the BNSF. They are a much tougher target as most of the Casco Sub runs through swamps and there aren't roads close or nearby. Here a train from the U.... (more)
A week ago, the crew working the Kelly Lake local job were using a pair a green SD40-2s to move cars around their namesake yard before they ended their shift. This pair has been split up with one ... (more)
The Kelly Lake local crew with a pair of green SD40-2s for power shuffle around cars in their namesake yard.
The Kelly Lake local crew with a pair of green SD40-2s move south thru the yard with loaded gondolas of scrap steel and empty bentonite hoppers while passing KD Jct. which is the split BNSF uses t... (more)
BNSF 3276 pulls cars loaded with taconite pellets thru the yard at Kelly Lake, MN on a nice fall afternoon.
Taconite pellets hit the Casco main at Kelly Lake just out of the yard.
Pellets enter the yard from Hibbing Taconite at Kelly Lake, MN to begin the trip south passing by an old signal giving them the green to proceed.
Taconite pellets leave the yard at Kelly Lake, MN to begin the trip south passing by the old searchlight signal giving them the green to proceed.
Taconite pellets made at the Hibbing taconite plant start the journey south leaving the yard at Kelly Lake to head down the BNSF Casco Sub.
Taconite pellets made at the U.S. Steel Keewatin plant start the journey south leaving the yard at Kelly Lake heading past a few still in service searchlight signals.
BNSF 3276 waits under this precast concrete tunnel for a crew that will take the train to the BNSF dock at Allouez, WI while a haul truck passes overhead with 208 tons of rock for the plant to the... (more)