Down from Minntac and now making the turn at Iron Jct. west wye for Two Harbors, MN
A BLE duo pulls taconite rock south on the CN Missabe sub.
After loading pellets at Minntac, the crew was told to spike their train down here at Biwabik and wait for the van as a major weekday track project near Two Harbors on the Iron Range Sub prevents ... (more)
Catching the last sliver of sunlight, the late afternoon/early evening trip from Proctor Yard to Symington (Winnipeg) has an interesting power choice in the fact only ore pool engines are moving t... (more)
Running through the snow.
A cold trip across the frozen landscape that is the Zim/Sax bog in NE Minnesota. These still steaming taconite pellets from the U.S. Steel Minntac plant are destined for Convent, LA approximately... (more)
A GP38-2 GTW duo paired up and assigned to CN Keenan yard, the R901 job shoves back into the yard after a run to service a customer.
Slogging along the CN Missabe Sub as darkness sets in and snow is falling.
Proctor Transfer power checks the switches as they roll past DM&IR 403/215, working the E-Lead job within the yard, as train A439 prepares to double their train in the distance.
A mixed freight hits the detector at m.p. 74 on the CN Rainy sub just north of Virginia, MN as they charge north to make the run up and over the Laurentian Divide on the way to Canada.
The Illinois Central heritage unit pulls through the little town of Cook, MN as they head north into the last light of the day on the CN Rainy Sub.
A stack train heading south on the CN Rainy sub crosses over the Cloquet River near Twig, MN on a hot and muggy morning. Disclosure-there were many many mosquitos killed in the taking of this pho... (more)
The Illinois Central heritage unit heads up the daily run from Proctor to Canada seen passing through the former DWP yard at Virginia, MN as they head north on a hot afternoon.
A cold refreshing image back when it was below zero and code blue on New Year's Day compared to the 90 degrees with a dew point at 72 degrees on this last day of spring in NE Minnesota.