A BNSF all-rail taconite train coming in with 123 cars and 15,004 tons at 6,734 ft. in length pulls through an almost empty CN Keenan yard. This crew will tie the train down and van back to Proct... (more)
A BNSF all-rail taconite train ply's the rails on the CN Missabe Sub heading to CN's Keenan yard from the U.S. Steel Minntac plant with 123 loaded cars.
Classic searchlight signals and classic Missabe maroon as DMIR 403 rolls south through Iron Jct. with it's train in tow.
One of the Keenan switch jobs heads south on the Iron Range Sub to work industries.
As the full moon rises, the classic search light signals at Iron Jct. are still illuminated protecting the CN Missabe Subdivision's Main 1 and 2 and the east leg of the wye to the CN Iron Range Su... (more)
T -bird loads hustle south with crude ore for the Fairlane Plant.
Dashing through the snow.
A pair of GTW grey SD40-2s lead Keenan Roadswitch home after working customers on the Iron Range Sub.
A trio of SD-60s hustle limestone empties from MinnTac back to Proctor.
The snow has subsided but now the cold wind is blowing in from Canada and the temperature is dropping quickly giving the photographing of a U-730 with a relatively clean, matched pair of anniversa... (more)
IC 6251 runs up the Missabe Sub from Proctor to Minntac and kicks up some of the freshly fallen snow, dusting a CN M-343 working on setting out cars for Keenan Yard.
As the snow is tapering off, a pair of Dash 8's kick up a little of that freshly fallen white stuff while they head back to the mine to reload.
The fog is thick on this unseasonably warm mid-December afternoon and CN 2111 cuts through it like it was butter while heading north with empties for United Taconites Thunderbird Mine crusher to l... (more)
Factory fresh Loram RGS Specialty Grinder RGS 8 works on the Missabe Sub at Iron Jct. grinding rail for CN.
A quad set of power brings empties from Two Harbors banging across the Ramshaw diamond as they head north to load taconite pellets at the Minorca mine before returning back to Two Harbors.