In the waning aftermath of Snowpocalypse 2012, the Keenan Switch heads out in the elements to deliver a cut of empty gondolas to Mesabi Nugget for loading.
The Mesabi Nugget project is a pioneer... (more)
It's Easter Sunday and the colors of CN stand out against the early spring landscape of northern Minnesota as 135 loads of taconite pellets roll southbound down the Iron Range Subdivision for Two ... (more)
Two DPU units relieve some drawbar pressure by pushing this empty taconite train along the CN Missabe Subdivision heading to U.S. Steel Minntac for loading.
The orange of the B&LE stands out in the northern Minnesota landscape as it leads a train of taconite pellets from U.S. Steel Minntac to Proctor along the Missabe Subdivision.
As quick as it began the snow ended and the sun came out in tike to illuminate this southbound T-Bird with it's 120 loads of rock for the processing plant.
If two are good then three would be better. A trio of somewhat new to the CN C40-8's bringing with them a whole lot of horsepower to lead a 120 car train of taconite rock south to the plant on a c... (more)
Loads from U.S. Steel Minntac make their way off the Missabe Subdivision and onto the Iron Range Subdivision at Iron Jct. for the trip to Two Harbors, MN.
Steaming pellets from Minntac gingerly ease around the curve at West Wye bound for Two Harbors.
Limestone empties southbound at Iron Junction.
The last remaining SD40-3 in Missabe colors looks pretty good even if it's a cold early morning shortly before sunrise. They are coming off the Iron Range Sub and will be roughly a half hour from... (more)
Black and white in color.
Northbound T Bird empties from back 2007 when Maroon still ruled the former DMIR .
Sticking out like a sore thumb, the B&LE 904 rolls along surrounded by the frosty white landscape of northern Minnesota while they continue on their journey towards Two Harbors with another instal... (more)
CN SD70M-2 8867 leads the roadswitcher southbound on the Missabe Sub.
Former CNW 8572 and CNW 8565 leads the T-Bird out of Iron Minnesota.