Running south down the CN Missabe Sub for Proctor with taconite pellets from United Taconite during a snow event.
Running back to Two Harbors with some hot commodity.
On a dark and foggy evening there are no trains coming because the signals say so.
The R921 taking the signal coming off CN dock 6 while notching up to head back up Proctor hill and the yard there while nearing the end of daylight on this the shortest day of the year..
Never a shortage of trains along Dayton's Bluff just outside downtown St. Paul, MN and on this Christmas Eve day the power matches the day-- dark, dirty and gloomy.
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.