A cold and early morning departure from Minntac with an empty limestone train back to Proctor, MN.
We bake them, You take them. CN 3222, CN 2990, CSX 766 and DP unit CN 2853 come down from the U.S. Steel Minntac plant with hoppers full of fresh, still steaming taconite pellets bound for Prince... (more)
The last light on the last day of July with CN 2004 heading up to U.S. Steel Minntac to load pellets off the west loadout pocket.
Two Canadian National ore trains meet one-another near Mountain Iron, MN. The front train is crewless loaded with ore for Duluth while the back one is empty heading for the Arcelor Mittal Minorca ... (more)
CN 2119 takes limestone towards Duluth.
Some early morning fog still hanging around as 15,500 tons of steaming taconite pellets descend the hill from the U.S. Steel taconite plant on this cool forty degree Labor Day.
With it's red nose, GTW 4906 stands out amongst the fog and the frost as the crew switches a tank for a customer.
UP 5341 heading back to Proctor, MN after delivering limestone to the U.S. Steel Minntac plant. The two UP units were horsepower payback and have since been returned.
The Keenan switch heads south with a trio of geeps.
A cold in hell is a common phrase used to describe a rare occurrence or event and since it was bone chilling cold on this day with a air temp of -20 and a wind chill reading making it feel much co... (more)
It's a cold winter's day as KSC 5000 leads a loaded U.S. Steel Minntac to New Orleans pellet train down from the plant on a frigid afternoon in NE Minnesota. The world's largest taconite plant is... (more)
Heading up to Minntac from Proctor to load taconite pellets on a foggy, frost filled afternoon.
After switching empties and loads at the U.S. Steel Minntac commercial yard, R901's next task was to shove two tank cars into the "dunk tank" (that's what the crew called the area) which... (more)
Rolling back towards Keenan yard after serving the commercial yard at U.S. Steel Minntac, GTW 4906 stands out amongst the white landscape.
Coming down the mountain from U.S. Steel Minntac at m.p. 5 on the CN Minntac sub, CN 2040 leads 145 ore cars filled to capacity on a frost covered afternoon as they head for Two Harbors, MN.