Due to congestion on the CN, a late-running Kelly Lake Local coming back from the Minorca mine with five empty bentonite cars slowly cruising by the former GN depot in Hibbing, MN on a Friday afte... (more)
A southbound oil train rumbles along the CN Rainy main just south of Virginia, MN. This area from the signal to about where the rear of the train is was where the old DMIR would interchange with ... (more)
After loading taconite pellets at U.S. Steel Minntac, a CN crew delivers a Granite City all-rail ore train to a quiet Keenan yard on a beautiful Friday afternoon. A BNSF crew would arrive later th... (more)
After loading taconite pellets at United Taconite, a trio of SD40's lead the train back to the yard at Proctor, MN.
After spending the night in the yard at Virginia, CN 5794 waits for a crew to continue spraying vegetation in the right-of-way along the CN system. They did to the Canadian border, the Iron Range... (more)
Coming through downtown Hibbing, MN at 10 mph, BNSF 4208 leads taconite loads while splitting one of the four sets of Griswolds in town, these here at East 5th Ave.
Two resident geeps sit idle at the temporarily shut down Blandin paper mill in Grand Rapids along a spur near the log yard. This set also switches over in Deer River as the Seyton Local.
Now stopped under abandoned DMIR dock 5, CP 2224 pulled a long string of grain empties from an elevator on Rices Point for the BNSF to pick up all while under CN dock 6 in Duluth, MN.
BNSF all-rail UKESMAD0-10T rolls slowly through Bob Dylan's hometown of Hibbing, MN and the old depot as they head back west to Kelly Lake then turn south for a trip to Granite City near St. Louis... (more)
A CN crude ore train using two BNSF horsepower payback units pulls 118 cars south towards the Fairlane plant and meets it's empty counterpart with two CN Dash 8's heading back to the mine at the h... (more)
Coming up from Two Harbors with a few cars of miscellaneous road freight to drop off at CN Keenan yard and then IC 6264 will return back to Two Harbors with a few cars it will pick up.
After delivery limestone to US Steel Minntac, CN 2948 heads back down the CN Missabe Sub for Proctor, MN.
BNSF 6320 waits for a green light from the mine control room before shoving under the coarse crusher to load.
A CN crude ore train using two BNSF horsepower payback units pulls 118 cars south towards the Fairlane plant on a nice spring afternoon.
A BNSF All-Rail taconite train heads south on the CN Missabe Sub with a CN crew in charge heading for Keenan yard after loading at USS Minntac. Once at Keenan a BNSF crew will take over and head ... (more)