The new ore cars CN has been ordering to replace their aging fleet of former DM&IR ore cars sure do glow in the low winter sun on the shortest day of the year as the haul more steaming taconite pe... (more)
A U-789 Minntac west side pellet loader with 140 loads of steaming taconite pellets rolls through Fayal on the shortest day of the year.
DM&IR 406 hustles empties across the Iron Range Sub from Two Harbors back up to the Minntac mine for loading.
Rolling back from Two Harbors and kicking up snow, DM&IR 406 leads the charge with 135 empties trailing bound for U.S. Steel Minntac.
The engineer keeps a close eye on the foam trackside as his train heads towards Two Harbors, MN with 116 loads of freshly baked taconite pellets that are still steaming away in the fall air.
A Keenan Switch motive power set assists two SD40-3s on a loaded taconite train bound for Two Harbors. One of the tunnel motors wasn't running right, hence the assist.