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Photo ID: 387538

It's a cold, early morning as an empty 135 car train rounds the curve and enters Biwabik while on the way north to the U.S. Steel Minntac in Mountain Iron where they will load taconite pellets and... (more)

Railroad: Illinois Central Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Biwabik, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: IC 6253
Train ID: U-791
Photo Date: January 20, 2012


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Added: Jan 22, 2012

Views: 2,465
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Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 385759

On a cold January day the Grand Rapids Local crew makes a stop in Cloquet to drop off cars for interchange with the Cloquet Terminal Railroad who will then deliver and work the large Sappi Paper p... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Cloquet, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 1846
Train ID: Grand Rapids Local
Photo Date: January 02, 2012


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Added: Jan 02, 2012

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Photo ID: 384774

A nice Christmas present to myself was catching this move by the North Shore Scenic Railroad crew using DM&IR 316 and DM&IR 193 to bring empty BNSF coal hoppers up the scenic railroad line for win... (more)

Railroad: Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway
Locomotive: SD-M
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: DM&IR 316
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: December 23, 2011


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Added: Dec 24, 2011

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Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 383274

The last remaining SD40-3 in Missabe colors looks pretty good even if it's a cold early morning shortly before sunrise. They are coming off the Iron Range Sub and will be roughly a half hour from... (more)

Railroad: Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Iron, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: DM&IR 403
Train ID: U-789
Photo Date: December 02, 2011


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Added: Dec 08, 2011

Views: 2,205
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Photo ID: 381575

Snow is falling and darkness seems to come early today but the taconite moves no matter what. The crew has finished loading 165 cars and is pulling out of United Taconite bound for Proctor and th... (more)

Railroad: Illinois Central Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD70
Location: Forbes, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: I.C. 1033
Train ID: U-71781
Photo Date: November 18, 2011


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Added: Nov 19, 2011

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Photo ID: 379653

The golden rays of the morning sun greet the crew aboard CN 2107 as they enter United Taconite's Fairlane processing plant with rock from the mine.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Forbes, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 2107
Train ID: T-Bird
Photo Date: October 29, 2011


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Added: Nov 01, 2011

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Photo ID: 379078

The crew begins to pull and gets under way after traffic on the main has cleared. These freshly made steaming taconite pellets will eventually make their way all the way to Mexico from their origi... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Forbes, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF
Train ID: Tex-Mex
Photo Date: October 04, 2011


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Added: Oct 25, 2011

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Photo ID: 377048

Waiting to depart. Fresh made taconite pellets bound for Mexico steam away on a early cool, crisp morning at the United Taconite facility on Minnesota's Iron Range. The crew (and train) arrived i... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Forbes, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 9131
Train ID: Tex-Mex
Photo Date: October 04, 2011


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Added: Oct 05, 2011

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Photo ID: 375215

The smoke from the 100,000 acre Pigami Creek wilfire in the BWCA casts a yellow glow in the air as the sun starts it's accent to begin a new day while the DM&IR 403 leads 136 empty ore cars north... (more)

Railroad: Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Fayal, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: DM&IR 403
Train ID: U-791
Photo Date: September 11, 2011


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Added: Sep 16, 2011

Views: 1,307
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Photo ID: 374468

Four old GE's from the Minnesota Commercial Railroad thunder through the BNSF intermodal yard at Midway with a 90 car sand train for interchange with the BNSF in St. Paul where it will in turn hea... (more)

Railroad: Minnesota Commercial
Locomotive: GE SF30C
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: MNNR 50
Train ID: Job 99
Photo Date: August 26, 2011


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Added: Sep 09, 2011

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Photo ID: 363207

The new job on the former Missabe is the Biwabik Switch. Here the crew gets ready to leave Biwabik Yard with fifty-six empties under the cover of an early morning fog. The crew will head to Minn... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2Q
Location: Biwabik, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 6018
Train ID: 06:30 Biwabik Switch
Photo Date: May 11, 2011


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Added: May 13, 2011

Views: 2,677
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Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 360588

When railfans come from far away to shoot the NSM railroad this is the shot they all want to leave with. Taken from the appropriately named "Railfan Rock" high above the NSM mainline. Three SD40... (more)

Railroad: North Shore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 652
Train ID: Empties
Photo Date: April 08, 2011


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Added: Apr 16, 2011

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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 353387

CN has dispatched this former WC spreader to clear sidings of deep snow on the Rainy Subdivision between Duluth and the Canadian Border. Here the crew cruises up the Rainy after just passing over... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD60F
Location: Virginia, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CN 5548
Train ID: Plow Extra
Photo Date: January 12, 2011


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By: Missabefan

Added: Feb 02, 2011

Views: 3,347
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 353297

A classic three EMD set of NSM locomotives breaks the silence of the cold northern Minnesota winter wilderness as they pull the loads of raw taconite rock from the mine to the plant. Once they pas... (more)

Railroad: Northshore Mining
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Toimi, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: NSM 655
Train ID: Noon Loads
Photo Date: January 31, 2011


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Added: Feb 01, 2011

Views: 3,194
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 353209

With it's three man crew putting it through it's paces, the CTRR SW1 #33 performs up to expectations while doing switching work at the yard for the Sappi Mill on a cold and windy day.

Railroad: Cloquet Terminal Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Cloquet, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: CTRR #33
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: December 27, 2010


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By: Missabefan

Added: Jan 31, 2011

Views: 4,068
Comments: 1

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