A TBird mine shuttle train with two veterans providing the power in the form of IC 6255 and DMIR 404 and a string of old DMIR ore cars following along passes through Wolf on the return trip to the... (more)
CN is temporarily receiving a number of Union Pacific and BNSF AC locomotives for horsepower payback and two of those UP units have found their way to northern Minnesota to be used for limestone t... (more)
CN is temporarily receiving a number of Union Pacific and BNSF AC locomotives for horsepower payback and two of those units have found their way to northern Minnesota to be used on T-Bird service.... (more)
CN had been using sets of EMD power on the Thunderbird crude ore trains this past winter/early spring while the C40-8s usually marked for this job received PTC equipment. That equipment has been ... (more)
About to the end of the Minntac Sub, CN 2184 splits the signals at Noimi Jct. as they head back to Proctor with empty DMIR Difco side dumps after delivering loads to Minntac.
Limestone empties head back to Proctor on a dreary afternoon.
One of CN cowl Dash 8's leads an empty limestone train as it heads south on the Minntac Sub, approaching Wolf Junction to get on the Missabe Sub and proceed to Duluth for loading.
A pair of Canadian National Dash 8's lead a T-Bird mine shuttle of raw iron ore through Wolf, Minnesota, crossing the intersection of Highway 7 and Kane Road with a grade crossing that cuts a diag... (more)
Snow is tapering off on the tail end of another snow event across NE Minnesota as the T-Bird trains from the mine to the plant and the plant to the mine continue their mission. Here are two EMD's... (more)
IC 6260 rolls thru the S-curve at M.P. 65 on the CN Missabe sub as they travel south with rock from the mine heading to the United Taconite plant.
After holding for a northbound empty pellet train to clear ahead of them, CN 2015 is now back underway with pellets from Minntac headed back to Two Harbors, MN and the dock.
Veteran 40's and veteran ore cars both still earning revenue.
Entering the CN Minntac Sub off the CN Missabe Sub at Noimi Jct., BLE 909 leads their train towards the U.S. Steel Minntac plant to load on a cold and dreary Minnesota winter's day.
After suffering mechanical failure to their second unit a few days prior, the Keenan Switch job is running with a solo unit as they head up to spot this colorful group of trailing cars for loading... (more)
Fresh from GE Fort Worth, CN ES44AC 3875 leads a unit sand train north on the Missabe Sub, along with ES44AC's 3874 and 3872.