The L-594 from Keenan yard back to Two Harbors runs thru a small valley between two old mine dumps near Gilbert, MN on the CN Iron Range Sub.
It's longest day of the year and the CN yard at Virginia is full of ballast trains in a variety of lengths and car types. The cars are all loaded at the near-by Prindle pit siding where they crush... (more)
Under dark and rainy skies, a quad set of EMD's make their way south on the CN Iron Range sub with 145 ore jennies of Minntac made pellets following.
A Herzog ballast train is tied down in the yard at Virginia, MN as the blue hour gives way to night and the storms moving in.
Due to a broken knuckle experienced down near the Twin Ports, CSX 3469 with it's Roseport coke loads in tow ply the rails thru Virginia, MN as the sun hits the horizon for the day.
A little nod to the heritage and history of the line in the form of a nice static display outside of the Progressive Rail offices in Lakeville, MN.
By the light of the moon. Missabe Road era signals still guard movements along the CN Iron Range Sub. For how much longer?
After dropping rail along the CN Iron Range sub, CN 2038 is now tied down in the yard at Virginia, MN where it will spend the night.
Two workers give NPR 1761 a good workout running it back and forth along this section of track prior to it being moved off site, having been replaced by another GP9, MRL 115 which will now take ov... (more)
The perils of urban railfanning. A UP transfer rounds the curve at Division and pulls to a stop near the St. Paul Union Depot where they will wait for a barge to pass before they can proceed over ... (more)
A trio of dash 8's pass under county road 666 at CN Nugget as they travel thru heavy falling snow on their trip to Two Harbors.
Running thru falling snow, a trio of Dash 8's lead 140 cars of taconite pellets south towards Two Harbors.
The new faces on the Missabe run past a searchlight signal from the days of the Missabe.
A pair of GP9's that used to be the former Montana Rail Link #115 (now lettered NSHX #115) and former UP #224 (now lettered NPR 1761) sitting quietly at a rock crushing operation on United Taconit... (more)
An empty taconite train led by a quartet of EMD's cruise thru the fresh coating of snow that fell overnight as they head back from Two Harbors to load at U.S. Steel, Minntac.