A U789 from Minntac rolls south down the CN Iron Range sub on Christmas Day 2020. The steam from the fresh baked taconite pellets, the wind blown snow from the passing train and the low sun angle... (more)
After some of the white stuff fell the day before now today it's just a plan old nice day. And a train showed up.
This 145 car train was loaded at the Minorca taconite plant which has now switched ownership after the acquisition by Cleveland-Cliffs of ArcelorMittal USA. The train is 18.4 rail miles into the ... (more)
Rolling south along the CN Iron Range sub at Gilbert, MN amidst the fall colors during their peak.
It's early morning with an abundance of fog as a loaded ore train going towards Two Harbors, MN quietly rolls south along the CN Iron Range sub at Gilbert, MN amidst the fall colors.
CN 2001 and fresh taconite pellets cut through the early morning fog while heading south on the CN Iron Range Sub for Two harbors, MN.
CN 2006 plies the rails of the CN Iron Range sub heading south with Minntac taconite pellets for Two Harbors, MN.
CN 2040 charges north up the CN Iron Range sub on a dreary afternoon to load taconite pellets.
CN 2006 sports remnants of a spring snowfall on its nose as they head back for Two Harbors, MN on a cloudy dreary afternoon.
Running back to Two Harbors with some hot commodity.
A loaded pellet train from U.S. Steel Minntac heads towards Two Harbors on the CN Iron Range Sub passing through some old mine dumps on Thanksgiving morning.
The Keenan Switch crew spotted 4 loads at a local blasting company and now returns with four empties back to it's namesake yard.
Heading back from Two Harbors with empties to be reloaded at the mine on the very tail end of the fall color season in NE Minnesota.
Running thru the snow covered landscape as the trip towards Two Harbors, MN continues.
Things are starting to green up around northeastern Minnesota. CN 2011 rounds the bend into some sun as the trek north continues from Two Harbors, MN to U.S. Steel's Minntac plant to load taconit... (more)