The Keenan switch leaves the UTAC plant with the Missabe X-19 crane in tow.
A freshly loaded Minntac train passes the classic code lines at Wolf, early in its journey back to Two Harbors.
The Keenan switch waits on the Sheldon Junction connecting track for a northbound ore empties bound for Minorca. It is getting harder and harder to catch solid Missabe consists.
A Missabe roadswitch heads north with commercial interchange, most of which came from the CNW (UP) at Itasca Yard. Note the small haul truck immediately behind the head end.
An empty ore train destined for Hibbing Taconite passes through some light snow between Carlton and Cloquet.
A nice looking trio of GEs keeps this empty all-rail ore train moving through a blizzard the day before Christmas.
Train 347 has enough horses to get up Steelton hill on the former DM&IR Interstate branch. A healthy cut of pipe flats is on the head end today.
Train 301 is only moments away from changing crews at Pokeygama yard. The third unit is always the cleanest!
An empty coal train works towards the Brainerd Sub in light snow after meeting a Minot-Superior train.
A trio of Missabe motors drag a loaded limestone train through a curve on their way from Missabe Junction to Proctor.
The traction motor blowers from a solid Missabe lashup create a mini-blizzard from newly fallen snow as the slog upgrade with a loaded limestone train.
The former GN snow dozer produces a nice wave of snow as it plows aside nearly two feet of snow.
An older CN DASH9 and a former BC DASH8 are moving again, slowly, up Steelton hill after receiving helpers with the 142 car train. Weight was not the issue in the stall, but brakes not releasing d... (more)
A clean pair of rebuilt tunnel motors drift down a slight grade on a cold but crystal clear day in Northern Minnesota.
An odd merger lashup is dashing through the snow and cold with 128 loads of fresh Minntac pellets.