Hitting the throttle as they hit the single-track section of the Missabe sub heading south with taconite pellets for the yard at Proctor. In the background on the double track portion comes a bla... (more)
Leaving the mine and heading to the processing plant with taconite rock.
Cruising back to their home yard at Kelly Lake after switching loads of bentonite clay for these empties at the Minorca mine, the namesake local rumbles across the steel trestle over Dempsey Creek... (more)
Green over red on the signal and red over green in the sky as a southbound CN freight hums along the Rainy sub about to cross over the Ramshaw diamond.
A northbound CN freight rumbles and bumbles along up the CN Missabe sub passing through the control points of S. and N. Fairlane while heading to Canada as the northern lights dance in the sky abo... (more)
A T-Bird has pulled up and called the CN RTC desk looking for lights to leave the plant and head back to the mine to reload. Seems to be lights all around.
A week ago, the crew working the Kelly Lake local job were using a pair a green SD40-2s to move cars around their namesake yard before they ended their shift. This pair has been split up with one ... (more)
It's shaping up to be a nice day across NE Minnesota as IC 6254, CN 6024 and IC 6252 come around from the Minntac plant with loads of taconite pellets for Proctor yard and ultimately the CN dock d... (more)
The Kelly Lake local crew with a pair of green SD40-2s for power shuffle around cars in their namesake yard.
The Kelly Lake local crew with a pair of green SD40-2s move south thru the yard with loaded gondolas of scrap steel and empty bentonite hoppers while passing KD Jct. which is the split BNSF uses t... (more)
Before departing back to the mine to reload, DMIR 400 has to wait for a pellet loader out of Proctor to clear first.
Late afternoon low light during a winter's day with the shadows starting to get long as the sun is well on its way to setting.
Hauling a train of dry ice or hot taconite pellets. Doesn't matter, can't see it anyway.
After departing the Minorca taconite plant and dropping down the southside of the Laurentian Divide, CN 2010 applies the throttle going across the yard at Virginia with 144 cars loaded up with ste... (more)
With Minntac partially visible in the distance, IC 6252 makes its way down the Minntac sub with a destination back to the yard at Proctor, MN.