A northbound mty ore train for U.S. Steel Minntac runs through some remaining fall color and the remnants from the first snow to fall across NE Minnesota's Iron Range.
Chasing the setting sun along the CN Iron Range Sub a trio of GE's with 145 ore cars trailing continue towards U.S. Steel's Minntac plant to load out more taconite pellets.
CN 2010 passes one of the newly activated signals they have installed along the CN Iron Range Sub for CTC.
CN 2010 runs north along the CN Iron Range Sub at N. Biwabik on the first day of fall.
Three GE's and 145 ore jennies run past a newly activated death star signal at Spruce along the CN Iron Range sub. The new signal was installed about three years ago at this location and activated... (more)
Entering the CN Minntac Sub off the CN Missabe Sub at Noimi Jct., BLE 909 leads their train towards the U.S. Steel Minntac plant to load on a cold and dreary Minnesota winter's day.
Things are starting to green up around northeastern Minnesota. CN 2011 rounds the bend into some sun as the trek north continues from Two Harbors, MN to U.S. Steel's Minntac plant to load taconit... (more)
Racing a setting sun and dodging clouds, CN 2011 eked out a sucker hole passing the signals at N. Biwabik on the trek from Two Harbors, MN to U.S. Steel Minntac to load taconite pellets.
On a page taken, but altered slightly, from the U.S. Postal Service playbook that states "Neither snow, nor rain, nor gloom of night, stays this crew from the swift completion of their appoin... (more)
Coming up from Two Harbors, MN, a BLE trio is on the Minntac sub and will be arriving at the U.S. Steel Minntac plant shortly to begin loading 145 cars off the west loadout silo before returning b... (more)
"The New Queen of The Range" After the departure of DMIR 403 due to RCO, the "staple" of CN's Iron Range fleet became the Illinois Central veteran 6251. It still wears its whit... (more)
A day that had a little of everything from searchlights, standard cabs, and code line under blue skies and full sun, then clouds and storm clouds dropping rain and even some snow. The crew on CN ... (more)