North from Proctor, MN to load under the west loadout pocket then move over to weigh on the east pocket scale and travelling back south to the yard at Proctor with taconite pellets in tow.
Departing Minntac for Proctor with fresh baked taconite pellets that will be bound for the dock at Duluth, MN.
Some nice afternoon light as this trio of GE's lead taconite pellets down the hill from U.S. Steel's Minntac plant and will be traveling to Two Harbors, MN arriving well after dark.
Some nice afternoon light as this 4 pack of EMD's lead taconite pellets down the hill from U.S. Steel's Minntac plant and will be traveling to Two Harbors, MN.
DMIR 402, DMIR 404 and IC 6252 pull 130 loads of taconite pellets leaving the U.S. Steel Minntac property via the CN Minntac sub heading south for the CN Missabe sub that will take them on a sever... (more)
Departing Minntac under the code blue skies provided by the polar vortex. Temperature was a fresh -28 degrees with an added wind chill.
A crisp and clear day as CN 2041 descends down the grade from U.S. Steel Minntac with steaming taconite pellets in tow. Even though the sun was out, it was minus 28 degrees when they departed on... (more)
Gliding around the curve while on the approach to U.S. Steel Minntac property.
A four EMD product consist lead 145 ore cars down the CN Minntac Sub which will transition onto the CN Missabe at Wolf shortly up ahead only to transition onto the CN Iron Range Sub at Iron Jct. t... (more)
Just before sunset, an empty limestone train departs U.S. Steel Minntac behind a trio of Dash 8's bound for Proctor.
A bright leader on a late winter afternoon.
Coming down the mountain with pellets from Minntac bound for Proctor. First arriving in Minnesota in 2005, BLE 909 still is plying the rails for CN in her orange paint. Such a classic girl.
After spending the day dumping limestone at the U.S. Steel Minntac taconite plant ( some of which is visible in the background ), CN 2016 and crew leave the property and head for home back to Proc... (more)
Loaded out and departing U.S. Steel Minntac with 144 cars of steaming taconite pellets bound for the yard at Two Harbors, MN.
Empty ore hoppers make their way south behind a trio of C40-8s after making a limestone delivery at Minntac.