Southbound for Proctor with steaming hot taconite pellets on a cold winter afternoon.
A northbound container train just clears in time to not cast a shadow on the southbound pellet train as they are about to take a right turn and head for Two Harbors with these loads from the Minnt... (more)
Code blue skies and a cold temperature as this northbound empty proceeds as scheduled for the Minorca mine to load taconite pellets. Ironically, the Minorca pit is just beyond the trees above the... (more)
Steaming pellets rounding the bend as they come down from the U.S. Steel Minntac plant on a bitter cold afternoon never gets old.
Coming up from Two Harbors for a date with the Minorca mine loadout on a cold afternoon.
Heading back to Proctor with a mostly empty limestone train on a cold day in northern Minnesota.
All dumped out and getting favorable signals to head off United Taconite property over to the Missabe sub heading north back to the mine to reload.
Heading back to the mine to reload with taconite bearing rock all the while the snow falls.
As heavy large flakes of snow fall quiet is broken on CN's Iron Range sub as first the hum of three dash 8's and then the steel-on-steel whooshing noise of one hundred forty-five ore cars filled w... (more)
A rare move of still steaming taconite pellets coming north off the CN Iron Range sub and using the east leg of the wye at Iron Jct. to head down the CN Missabe sub to Proctor yard instead of the ... (more)
A CN snow fighter equipped with a jet blower attachment attempts to keep switches snow free on the north end of Keenan yard as more snow falls.
Many railfans have photographed ore trains at this location when visiting the former DMIR but how many times have steaming pellets been photographed moving north at this location? This train was ... (more)
Originating at Ranier, MN with a stop at Keenan yard BLE 906 is now heading down the Missabe sub to Proctor yard.
A cold clear morning and pellets are moving down to Two Harbors behind a trio of dash 8's with 145 cars loaded.
It's quiet, and it's snowing, and trains are running.