After swapping out 46 loads at the Minorca taconite plant it's back to Proctor with these 46 empties.
After traffic has cleared on the both the Missabe sub and the Minntac sub it's now green signals for BNSF 4002 to pull 130 ore cars up to U.S. Steel Minntac to load.
A little snow mixed with rain is falling on a dark and gloomy Sunday afternoon with CN's privatization celebration heritage unit paying homage to the Wisconsin Central, CN 3069 leading Q117 on the... (more)
A little snow mixed with rain is falling on a dark and gloomy Sunday afternoon with CN's privatization celebration paying homage to the Wisconsin Central, CN 3069 leading Q117 getting back underwa... (more)
After having to wait for a southbound CN container train on the west side of the Ramshaw diamond it's now full speed ahead for the Keenan local to head east for switching duties dropping off loads... (more)
A nice late fall afternoon and 3 matching former DMIR engines with 114 DMIR ore cars are hauling rocks to the plant from the mine.
CN 2131 cuts through the heavy snow that's falling across northern Minnesota.
CN 2025 leads 145 DMIR ore jennies up main two heading for the Minorca mine to load while BNSF 4002 leads 130 BNSF ore cars up main one for the Minntac mine to load. The BNSF train will hold at th... (more)
Running up the CN Missabe sub from Proctor, MN in rain/snow/wind and just general gloom is CN 5430 and crew with a upcoming stop at CN Keenan yard to drop off some engines and cars and pick up som... (more)
Pushing on the rear of a 130 taconite train bound for the U.S. Steel Minntac plant was this still looking good somewhat rare Executive MAC. Disclaimer: because it was in DP the ditch lights were ... (more)
Running down the CN Missabe sub with three IC units leading DMIR ore cars on a nice late fall afternoon.
Taking a turn off the Missabe sub at N. Fairlane, DMIR 402, DMIR 404 and DMIR 408 lead taconite bearing rock loads into the United Taconite property where the plant will make taconite pellets.
Southbound CN 2041 splits the signals at Noimi Jct. on the Minntac sub with 116 cars of pellets and 29 empties trailing. "We emptied them of pellets on the west side".
A Friday the 13th 2020 CN ore train. Because nothing is normal this year.
DMIR 404, DMIR 408 and IC 6252 pull 114 cars of taconite rock south down the Missabe sub at Wolf headed for the United Taconite plant to make into taconite pellets.