Gliding past the former DM&IR engine house (still used by CN MOW) and the small simplified depot (used by the local VFW) and the veteran DM&IR ore cars ( still used for BFT service in the warmer m... (more)
Now that U.S. Steel's Minntac plant is back to running at full capacity train meets between loads and empties between the world's largest taconite plant and Two Harbors are again possible. It's s... (more)
CN 2001 runs south down the Iron Range sub and through the yard at Biwabik as a fast moving early morning thunderstorm approaches from the north.
A contractor is loading recently built track sections on a flatbed trailer as CN 2001 rounds the curve with taconite pellets that could possibly be made into future rail on this busy early morning... (more)
A brief break in the fog that's rolling across the yard affords the crew of CN 2020 some better vision.
A northbound empty taconite train swings through the yard at Biwabik, MN on their way to load pellets at the U.S. Steel Minntac facility.
The evidence indicates it wasn't a very warm morning as taconite loads run south for Two Harbors, MN.
A cold wind is blowing out of the north and the temperature is minus 25 degrees as the crew onboard CN 2028 was running at the sun aiming for Two Harbors, MN when they spot a railfan standing on ... (more)
Some overnight snow still lingers on the ground at Biwabik as a pellet train from U.S. Steel Minntac glides thru passing a string of boxcars in storage and some M.O.W. workers getting ready to hea... (more)
Under dark and rainy skies, a quad set of EMD's make their way south on the CN Iron Range sub with 145 ore jennies of Minntac made pellets following.
Running thru falling snow, a trio of Dash 8's lead 140 cars of taconite pellets south towards Two Harbors.
The crew of a southbound loaded taconite train gives a good roll-by to a empty northbound taconite train.
A sweet sounding four pack of classic EMD's pulling 145 ore cars of steaming taconite pellets on a nice fall morning with a hint of remaining fall color on the landscape. CN 5337, CN 5338, CN 5318... (more)
IC 6263 glides through Biwabik with 145 cars of taconite pellets in tow with a destination of Two Harbors in a few hours.
A train of taconite pellets behind DMIR 403 rolls through the yard at track speed while CN track crews and contractors stand in the clear waiting to start their project after they clear.