Breaking the silence of a still Minnesota landscape, DMIR 408 leads a four pack EMD consist and 145 ore cars at the control point Nugget on the CN Iron Range sub as they continue the trek to Two H... (more)
A trio of dash 8's pass under county road 666 at CN Nugget as they travel thru heavy falling snow on their trip to Two Harbors.
The definition of a sucker hole. A short train rounds the bend at CN Nugget as the clouds break just enough for a quick shot.
A fitting departure from their home of 59 years finds snow blowing off former Erie Mining F9As 4210 and 4214 as they begin their journey to the Vermilion Valley Railroad in Illinois/Indiana.
The end of an era. Another chapter in the storied book on Minnesota's Iron Range has come to an end with the removal of the last two F9A units from the former Erie Mining property. Once the trai... (more)
The bell tolls... the last remaining F units are off property of the former Erie Mining Company. This is the only time to my knowledge these engines had been off property since 1956. It is the end... (more)
The Keenan Switch handles 19 cars of iron nuggets through the appropriately named "Nugget" control point.
Fall colors come early to northern Minnesota as ore loads from U.S. Steel's Minntac plant roll towards Two Harbors on a beautiful morning.
A loaded ore train with steaming taconite pellets heads south towards Two Harbors.
Ore loads head for Two Harbors in a light snow.