With work at Minntac completed, a pair of former IC GP's lead Canadian National local R901 as they cruise through the swamp outside of Mountain Iron, Minnesota and head back to Keenan Yard.
CN 2041 leads a trio of GE's on an empty ore train arriving at Minntac from Two Harbors (ore dock). This loco was built as CNW 8542 in August 1990 and became UP 9064. C&NW ordered these GE's with ... (more)
Blue skies, colorful leaves and steaming taconite pellets.
Frost is covering everything as a trio of BLE tunnelmotors come down from Minntac with empty limestone side dumps as they head back to Proctor yard.
The Keenan switch job pulling a ballast undercutting and cleaning machine from the small yard at Mountain Iron and bringing it back to Keenan yard.
A pop of CN red amongst a forest of yellows.
The peak of colored leaves has come and is now gone across NE Minnesota. On this day near the peak, CN 2040 called RTC to depart Minntac only to come down and around the corner in full sun and th... (more)
Probably the last fall season these three Dash 8s will see as the purge of the former ex UP/CNW from CN's roster has begun. Here's a trio of them departing Minntac with taconite pellets bound for... (more)
Blazing a trail up the CN Minntac Sub to clear the line using WC 300 and three IC SD40-3s.
Leaving the U.S. Steel Minntac property behind with loads of taconite pellets with the next stop scheduled for the yard at Proctor, MN.
Cold. Clear. Refreshing. That's what it was as IC 6264 departed Minntac with pellets for Proctor yard.
As the sun sets on another day, CN 2107 has departed Largo and is the process of tying up vehicle traffic as they cross Highway 7 traveling south with rock from the mine heading to the plant.
They came up from Proctor yard in the middle of the night with limestone loads for the Minntac plant and after dumping said loads they spotted their empties at the rock track and picked up the loa... (more)
Humid enough to create that steaming pellets effect on this early morning departure from the U.S. Steel Minntac plant as they travel back to Two Harbors, MN.
Fresh out of Minntac. Bound for Proctor.