Cleveland Cliffs owned Minorca mine loads headed for Two Harbors on a dreary spring day with rain falling.
Darkness settles in on this Easter Sunday as heavy snow is falling across northeastern Minnesota and breaking the quiet mood is CN 3271 rumbling up the Missabe sub bound for Canada and points else... (more)
As snow falls across the landscape on Easter night, the sound of two SD40-3's in the shape of IC 6254 and IC 6253 rumble by while pulling empties north along the CN Missabe sub.
Spring will come, they say. Warmer temperatures will come, they say. Snow falls and it feels like January instead of mid-April as CN pulls a mixed freight north on the CN Missabe sub heading for ... (more)
A northbound unit sand train runs up the CN Rainy sub crossing the St. Louis River under less-than-ideal skies coupled with cold temperatures and high wind gusts.
Pulling off the Missabe sub and onto the Fairlane leg heading onto the Cleveland-Cliffs United Taconite property with 114 loads of rock pulled by a BLE duo.
A neat consist pulling limestone empties down the CN Missabe passing Fairlane while on their way back to Proctor.
Day one of the new year and it's the same as day three hundred sixty-five of last year. Cold. The trains are still running back and forth but it's cold out there.
Staged and ready. BLE 906 waits patiently for the green light from the mine before shoving under the coarse crusher to load.
About a half hour out from Proctor leading L568 (Ranier to Proctor) with a mixed freight, BLE 906 looks good in the low winter light on a clear afternoon.
Just underway down the CN Missabe sub for a quiet and uneventful trip to the yard at Proctor.
Southbound down the CN Rainy Sub about to cross through the diamond at Shelton Jct. these stacks and auto racks are gliding quietly along behind a SD75I and C44-9W power set.
BLE 906 and DMIR 409 pause and wait for clearance from the mine operations before they shove under the coarse crusher loadout and begin the process of loading.
IC 6253 and sister IC 6254 are paired up to move rock from the mine to the plant to keep Cliffs United Taconite operations humming along. Here they are departing Largo with loads while the snow fa... (more)
BLE 909 leads the way back to Proctor with limestone empties while spring snows fall.