The DMIR 409 leading an empty pellet train up to Minntac to load. The EMD veteran was called into service when one of the Dash 8 units had an issue and was pulled out of the lineup.
As the sun sets on another day, CN 2107 has departed Largo and is the process of tying up vehicle traffic as they cross Highway 7 traveling south with rock from the mine heading to the plant.
They came up from Proctor yard in the middle of the night with limestone loads for the Minntac plant and after dumping said loads they spotted their empties at the rock track and picked up the loa... (more)
Humid enough to create that steaming pellets effect on this early morning departure from the U.S. Steel Minntac plant as they travel back to Two Harbors, MN.
After a mechanical failure to the third member of the typical Dash 8 trio power set used out of Two Harbors, the decision was made to use veteran DMIR 409 to lead a pellet id up to Minntac. She st... (more)
After shoving for all it's worth hauling heavy tailings up from the plant for dumping at the Milepost 7 tailing pond, NSM 650 is gliding back near m.p. 2 on the mainline almost to the plant at Sil... (more)
Dodging clouds with rain and breaks of sun mixed in, a trio of BLEs haul limestone loads north on the CN Missabe Sub for the Minorca mine.
After hauling limestone up from Proctor to the Minntac mine, IC 6253 is backhauling 48 loads of chips and fines from the mine and shoving them into the yard at Keenan.
IC 6260 hangs out at the yard in Two Harbors waiting for its next assignment which is most likely a MRF (miscellaneous road freight) trip over to Keenan yard later on.
Working the yard at Two Harbors, CN 6017 is pulling empties out of the dumping shed and positioning them for a future departure.
Heading south from the mine to the plant with rock that will be processed into taconite pellets.
Limestone loads head north on the Missabe Sub.
With lights to depart, DMIR 408 begins to pull and head back to Proctor, MN.
The taconite pellets go by as they head back to Proctor while the empty T-Bird waits to depart.
Dodging and ducking the clouds and hitting the sucker hole at the right time.