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.
After loading pellets at the Minorca mine, CN 2025 south takes the siding at the yard at Virginia, MN to wait for assistance to get the engineer's windshield wiper back in operating condition.
After loading pellets at United Taconite, CN 5338 is underway down the CN Missabe Sub heading to the yard at Proctor, MN.
After holding for a northbound empty pellet train to clear ahead of them, CN 2015 is now back underway with pellets from Minntac headed back to Two Harbors, MN and the dock.
The snow has started to fall as CN 2025 continues it's march north to load pellets at the Minorca mine. A wave from the conductor is always nice to see.
Steaming pellets for Two Harbors, MN glide through the stuffed Biwabik yard on Thanksgiving morning.
An empty T-Bird makes its way back north to the mine to reload after leaving the plant and meeting it's loaded counterpart along the CN Missabe Sub.
A loaded pellet train from U.S. Steel Minntac heads towards Two Harbors on the CN Iron Range Sub passing through some old mine dumps on Thanksgiving morning.
A loaded pellet train from U.S. Steel Minntac heads towards Two Harbors on the CN Iron Range Sub on Thanksgiving morning.
About to knock down a lone remaining searchlight signal, the Keenan switch job comes back down the Keenan Sub with 6 empties after switching out the Viking Explosives Co. on Thanksgiving morning.
Shooting a Bird on Thanksgiving. A T-Bird runs south with 14,500 tons of taconite rock for the plant on Thanksgiving morning.
DMIR 403 pulling ore empties north from Two Harbors back to a mine for reloading. Shortly after this shot over two years ago she suffered a cracked block but was repaired and departed the MEI sho... (more)