A trio of BLE's (BLE 900, BLE 903, BLE 909) make their way back to the yard at Proctor after delivering and dumping limestone up at the Minntac taconite plant.
After dumping limestone at Minntac, a trio of BLE's come down from the plant with their train in tow.
Bring taconite rock from the mine down towards the plant.
Oil cans roll down the Rainy Sub late afternoon on New Year's Eve.
Humming along through a winter day with the yard at Two Harbors the destination for these steaming taconite pellets.
Taconite pellets bound for Two Harbors make their way along the Missabe sub and will very shortly make the left turn onto the Iron Range sub for the remainder of the seventy-four-mile trip into to... (more)
About a half hour after the sun set for the day, DMIR 400 is pulling up and out from the plant with its train of steaming marbles in tow while CN 2107 rounds the bend after dumping its train of ta... (more)
After a brief pause to allow the passing of a southbound container train on the Rainy Sub at the Ramshaw diamond, it's back on the move again along the Iron Range sub for this U790 going to load t... (more)
A black and white landscape with some CN red passing through hauling steaming pellets down from the U.S. Steel Minntac plant bound for Two Harbors.
A fog and frosty last day of 2022 as a matched pair of anniversary dash 8's move taconite bearing rock from the mine to the plant.
Plowing snow into the afternoon along the CN Rainy Sub.
Blizzard conditions were forecast. Nailed it. DMIR 406 leads an empty pellet train north along the Missabe sub encountering some blowing and drifting snow along the way.
Crossing through the intersection while heading north on the CN Missabe Sub to go up the CN Rainy Sub to Minorca Jct. and begin plowing south back to Proctor, MN to tie up for the day.
Plowing north on the CN Missabe Sub with WC 300 and three IC SD40-3's.
It's Christmas Eve and throughout the land not a creature was stirring except for the crew on this U789 hauling Minntac made taconite pellets bound for Two Harbors. It was -10 degrees with a nw w... (more)