DMIR 408, DMIR 404 and DMIR 402 pull 114 cars of taconite rock south down the Missabe sub for the United Taconite to make into taconite pellets.
IC 6256, CN 6018 and BLE 903 pull 46 empty ore cars used for limestone service back to Proctor after delivering 46 loads of said limestone up to the Minorca mine.
IC 6252, IC 6251 and IC 6261 lead raw taconite down the Missabe sub through the small community of Iron Jct., MN coming from the mine heading towards the United Taconite processing plant at Forbes... (more)
DMIR 402, DMIR 404, and DMIR 408 (yes three former DMIR tunnel motors together pulling vintage DMIR ore cars in 2020) lead raw taconite down the Missabe sub from the mine heading towards the proce... (more)
Train horns to the left, train horns to the right, here we are at the Ramshaw diamond. A southbound container train at track speed heads down the Rainy sub while GTW 4906 holds back on the Iron R... (more)
A fog filled morning with the red CN nose as really the only color around on this southbound taconite train.
Only a few more feet to go before this CN crew ties down their train on the north end of CN Keenan yard. Shortly, a BNSF crew will arrive and take it south from here where it will end up at U.S. ... (more)
Giving a good old fashioned roll-by in a snowstorm. The crew of the Keenan switch job watches and listens for anything unusual while giving a roll-by to a loaded taconite train heading south on t... (more)
Not much action taking place on a quiet Saturday afternoon in the yard along side the Blandin Paper mill in Grand Rapids, MN. However plant is humming along making paper products.
A BNSF manifest train from Superior, Wisconsin to Grand Forks, North Dakota roars through the unincorporated small community of Ball Club, MN, having a population of approximately 300 people locat... (more)
Unseasonably cold weather and the first measurable snow of the season greet northeast Minnesota's Iron Range as this empty T-Bird makes their way up main 1 along CN's Missabe Sub from the plant ba... (more)
GTW 4906 and crew heading up to Minntac with bentonite hoppers to switch out loads and empties in less than ideal conditions.
Snow is falling while CN 2029 makes it's way north across the now white landscape of the Iron Range sub as they head for U.S. Steel Minntac to load fresh baked taconite pellets.
Under heavy snow, the Keenan local led by GTW 4906 has 20 cars of bentonite in tow as they head up to U.S. Steel, Minntac to do their work.
Southbound CN 2033 leads 145 cars of steaming taconite pellets through a valley between two old mine dumps full ablaze in fall color.