Gliding along the CN Missabe Sub on a nice fall afternoon three veteran EMD's pull veteran Missabe/DMIR era ore cars southbound.
Heading back from Two Harbors with empties to be reloaded at the mine on the very tail end of the fall color season in NE Minnesota.
Budd-built track evaluation RDC 1501 sprints along the CN Missabe Sub while inspecting tracks. Apparently it's all thumbs up.
A nice change of pace were these three EMD's on a T-Bird train instead of a Dash 8 duo that's been the norm in recent years. DMIR 402, IC 6255 and DMIR 409 with 120 veteran DMIR ore cars in tow ha... (more)
A nice change of pace were these three EMD's on a T-Bird train instead of a Dash 8 duo that's been the norm in recent years. Here they are returning from the plant pulling up for head room to cle... (more)
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.
A CN northbound stack train only adds to the peak fall color as they travel up the CN Missabe Sub about to turn left onto the CN Rainy Sub for the run to the Canadian border crossing at Rainier, M... (more)
An empty limestone train heads back to Proctor after delivering to Minorca on a dull · drab · uninteresting · flat · dry · banal · bland · insipid · colorless · lifeless · sterile · tedious · wear... (more)
Ore vs. Oil at Ramshaw. With 145 cars of taconite pellets going by at 20 mph there are about 70 chances to try and get the southbound train waiting on the CN Rainy Sub framed in between two ore ca... (more)
Ore vs. Oil at Ramshaw. Oil empties, U734, wait in the clear as taconite loads, U793, cross over the ex-DWP Rainy Sub while on the ex-DMIR Iron Range Sub.
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.
Loram RG 316 and support crews grinding rail on the CN Missabe Sub at N. Fairlane.
An empty oil train is headed north between Mt Iron Jct and DWP Jct on the CN Missabe Sub with 3 UP engines in charge of a train consisting entirely of new cars having only been built 2-3 months ag... (more)
CN 2010 runs north along the CN Iron Range Sub at N. Biwabik on the first day of fall.