A snowy trip for the entire 74 miles along the Iron Range Sub is coming to end as CN 2028 is about to cross Highway 7 turning north and getting on the CN Missabe Sub and then the CN Minntac Sub ar... (more)
After switching the commercial yard at Minntac, the R901 crew is heading back south on the Minntac Sub and taking the rare left turn at Noimi Jct. headed to the former DW&P yard at Virginia to pic... (more)
One T-Bird is all loaded up and waiting to depart while the other T-Bird waits patiently for their to load at the crusher. Sitting in the background is North Shore Track Services GP9 115 (former M... (more)
The other taconite hauler in NE Minnesota is the BNSF. They are a much tougher target as most of the Casco Sub runs through swamps and there aren't roads close or nearby. Here a train from the U.... (more)
The other taconite hauler in NE Minnesota is the BNSF. They are a much tougher target as most of the Casco Sub runs through swamps and there aren't roads nearby. Here is a loaded train that's rol... (more)
After dumping limestone for the Minorca mine and then waiting for traffic to clear on the CN Rainy sub, a trio of BLEs finally depart the plant for the trip back to the yard at Proctor just about ... (more)
DMIR 408 and BLE 903 move taconite bearing rock from the mine down to the plant on a nice winter afternoon.
Making their way north on the CN Missabe sub.
After switching the Minntac commercial yard, the R901 crew is running back to their namesake yard at Keenan.
As they fly through the grade crossing, L568 gets a roll-by from the local police.
A nice, matched trio of EMD IC Deathstars lead a train of taconite pellets down the CN Missabe Sub having a short few miles to go to reach Proctor yard.
The pair of dash 8s look good in the winter light.
A heavy spring snowfall is occurring as this empty limestone train heads back south to Proctor yard after dumping its contents at the U.S. Steel Minntac plant.
Waited about six months to finally have leaves back on the trees and then during the peak of spring color the smoke from Canadian wildfires arrives and obscures the sun. Here's an early morning so... (more)
IC 6254 leads passing between N. Fairlane and S. Fairlane on the CN Missabe Sub.