Two and half hours into their trip from the U.S. Steel Minntac taconite plant, the pellets are still steaming in the minus 25 degree air. They will soon have a new crew and continue downhill into... (more)
Ore loads from Minorca roll through Highland in a sea of white.
Empty ore train with new CN ore cars rolls north at Highland after meeting southbound loads.
Loaded ore train from Minntac eases down the scale track at Highland, located north of Two Harbors.
DMIR 409 meets 400 at the scales.
Three 400-series Tunnel Motors move a Minntac empty north for loading. Judging by the cab roof of 414, it appears to have been loaded already.
Looking a little dusty, CN (exDMIR) 404 rounds the curve on the way to the scales at Highland.
Loaded ore train for the Port of Two Harbors slows for the automatic track scales at Highland.
DMIR 405 prepares to weigh its train at Highland.
Repainted DM&IR/CN SD40-3 400 leads taconite loads weighing at the Highland scale.
Ore empties behind repainted 400 and 401 north of Two Harbors.
Repainted Missabe tunnel motor 400 leads an unrepainted sister at Highland.
Ore loads southbound for Two Harbors after weighing at Highland.
Missabe 410 bucking snow drifts at Highland.