Running south down the CN Missabe Sub, this all EMD consist works day in day out pulling ore cars or freight for CN. CN is starting to show signs of replacing these classics with newer GE C40-8's... (more)
One of CN's unique SD40U's leads a train of hot pellets back to Proctor.
The Missabe heritage lives on.
DM&IR 403 leads taconite loads southbound through Culver toward Proctor Yard.
They will eventually make the run down to Dock 6 in Duluth to dump their load of pe... (more)
The steam is pouring off the hot taconite pellets on these southbound loads as they hit the straight away near Zim on a frigid -15F morning just after sunrise.
Empty ore cars roll south under early morning fall color behind three standard cab Dash-8s after a limestone delivery at Minntac.
Empty ore cars follow a trio of C40-8s south through Culver on their return trip to Proctor Yard after a limestone delivery at Minntac.
Steaming and speeding through Burnett at 1/20th in a vintage DM&IR ore jennie with a load of hot taconite pellets bound for the dock in Duluth.
Note the leading (right) truck has a spring that is... (more)
As the snow comes down on the northern Minnesota landscape the taconite pellets continue to come down as well from the Iron Range to Proctor to Duluth to a steel mill. Here CN 5244 charges southb... (more)
A taconite train from U.S. Steel Minntac for Proctor, MN on a snowy Sunday afternoon
CN 6013 leads 140 cars of taconite pellets southbound off Minnesota's Iron Range for the yard at Proctor, MN then down the hill to the ore dock at Duluth, MN and ultimately a steel mill once the s... (more)
One hundred forty five classic DMIR ore jennies loaded with taconite pellets made at U.S. Steel Minntac currently southbound on the CN Missabe Sub behind two big GE's heading for Proctor, MN.
With United Taconite temporally in idle mode these C40-8s normally used on raw ore trains to that plant have been seen on other assignments, including limestone trains and moving pellets from U.S.... (more)
A trio of standard cab Dash-8s lean into the curve and charge south with empty ore jennies after a limestone delivery at Minntac among the peak fall colors.
The Keenan to Proctor local makes the turn south after passing under CN's Rainy Sub and working down toward Proctor Yard.
A trio of standard cab C40-8 locomotives lead this empty limestone train south over the Whiteface River in Kelsey