DM&IR 409 leads taconite loads from the U.S. Steel Minntac plant southward on the Iron Range Sub. past the CN shop and yard at Biwabik and under Big Bird's house in the last light of another winte... (more)
US Steel Minntac taconite pellets are steaming in the minus 25 degree air at Highland.
A CN taconite train stops in the siding at Highland for a crew change before continuing on to Two Harbors.
Two and half hours into their trip from the U.S. Steel Minntac taconite plant, the pellets are still steaming in the minus 25 degree air. They will soon have a new crew and continue downhill into... (more)
The old crew gets off and the new crew prepares to get on to take the new CN/DMIR ore cars loaded with Minntac iron ore pellets over the scale at Highland to weigh the train in preparation for the... (more)
DM&IR 403 puts on a little smoke show for the EJ&E 674 sitting in the shadows at Allen Jct.
Ore loads from Minntac roll south through Fairbanks in a heavy snow as an empty waits in the siding for its turn to head north.
Loaded ore train with a dog catch crew out of Two Harbors eases out of Fairbanks to complete its trip south.
A northbound DM&IR 407 leads it's train into the siding as DM&IR 403 rounds the corner with 140 loads of taconite pellets while the EJ&E 674 is tucked into a yard track making for a three way mee... (more)
DM&IR 403 continues it's journey towards Two Harbors with it's train of 140 steaming loads after meeting an empty train led by DM&IR 407 which was pulling a string of the new ore cars with just th... (more)
The engineer keeps a close eye on the foam trackside as his train heads towards Two Harbors, MN with 116 loads of freshly baked taconite pellets that are still steaming away in the fall air.
The heat distortion is evident as the three SD40-3's work to keep the 140 loads of steaming taconite pellets moving to their final destination at the dock in Two Harbors, MN.
One of only two remaining maroon former Miissabe locomotives on the CN roster leading 116 loads of taconite pellets to Two Harbors on a great late fall afternoon.
An older Illinois Central SD40-3 is paired up with a repainted DM&IR tunnel motor to pull 111 brand new CN/DM&IR ore cars fresh from loading taconite pellets at U.S. Steel Minntac.
A somewhat ugly old I.C. engine leads 111 brand spanking new CN/DM&IR ore cars down the Iron Range Subdivision towards Two Harbors, MN after loading at the U.S. Steel Minntac plant.