IC 6260 rolls thru the S-curve at M.P. 65 on the CN Missabe sub as they travel south with rock from the mine heading to the United Taconite plant.
Some radio chatter piqued interest when BLE 904 was the identifier on a nice summer day only to have disappointment set in as it was only a light power move to rescue some ore cars at U.S. Steel M... (more)
Interesting freight move on the former Missabe with 6 units to head back to Proctor.
Two SOO GP38-2's bring CP's afternoon transfer from Stinson to Rices Point west through Superior, passing the old SOO Line depot which is now home to the Thirsty Pagan brewery.
The heavy wet snow has tapered off a bit as CN 2010 makes the return trip back to Two Harbors, MN.
Under less than ideal conditions weather-wise, CN 2006 is pulling empties back from Two Harbors, MN for U.S. Steel to load fresh made taconite pellets.
Running south down the CN Missabe Sub for Proctor with taconite pellets from United Taconite during a snow event.
Running back to Two Harbors with some hot commodity.
On a dark and foggy evening there are no trains coming because the signals say so.
The R921 taking the signal coming off CN dock 6 while notching up to head back up Proctor hill and the yard there while nearing the end of daylight on this the shortest day of the year..
Never a shortage of trains along Dayton's Bluff just outside downtown St. Paul, MN and on this Christmas Eve day the power matches the day-- dark, dirty and gloomy.
A light power move along the Daytons Bluff corridor on a gloomy Christmas Eve day. The scene brought back memories and images of the video to the R.E.M. song Driver 8 which featured Chessie Syst... (more)
The overcast/gloomy weather or the fact that it's Christmas Eve doesn't stop train traffic on one of Minnesota's busiest stretches of railroad.
After meeting a southbound pellet load, CN 2027 catches the last light of the day traveling north along the running track on the CN Iron Range Sub at Sparta, MN.
CN 2039 runs away from the setting sun while passing thru Sparta, MN on the way to the yard and dock facilities at Two Harbors, MN to deliver the cargo of steaming taconite pellets.