Hot, humid and hazy as CN 2025 rolls along pulling steaming pellets from the U.S. Steel Minntac plant. The Canadian wildfire smoke has been thick the last several weeks across northern Minnesota, ... (more)
It's a gloomy late fall day across northern Minnesota as this empty from Two Harbors, MN heads north up the CN Iron Range sub for a date with the west loadout pocket at U.S. Steel Minntac before r... (more)
After building their train in the yard at Keenan, CN 2025 starts the trip to Rainier, MN with heavy snow falling.
After passing through Allen Jct. CN 2025 rounds the bend and crosses the control point Nugget along the CN Iron Range sub. as they continue north. The rail on the left is/was used as the former D... (more)
Over the river and through the wood to the Minorca mine they go; the big Dash 8's know the way pulling the ore cars through the white and falling snow.
CN 2025 leads 145 DMIR ore jennies up main two heading for the Minorca mine to load while BNSF 4002 leads 130 BNSF ore cars up main one for the Minntac mine to load. The BNSF train will hold at th... (more)
A northbound empty taconite train swings through the yard at Biwabik, MN on their way to load pellets at the U.S. Steel Minntac facility.
A trio of Dash 8's and loads from the Minorca mine sit on the siding at the south end of the CN Virginia yard waiting for some aid to fix a faulty wiper blade.
After loading pellets at the Minorca mine, CN 2025 south takes the siding at the yard at Virginia, MN to wait for assistance to get the engineer's windshield wiper back in operating condition.
The snow has started to fall as CN 2025 continues it's march north to load pellets at the Minorca mine. A wave from the conductor is always nice to see.
Heading back from Two Harbors with empties to be reloaded at the mine on the very tail end of the fall color season in NE Minnesota.
Limestone empties head south on CN's Missabe Sub.
CN C40-8 2025 and SD40-2W 5337 lead a 46 car empty limestone train through Iron Junction.
CN 2025, a rare visitor to these parts, leads westbound train 406, as they round the bend heading downhill into Rothesay, New Brunswick, nearing their final destination of Saint John, New Brunswic... (more)
CN 2025, a rare visitor to these parts, leads westbound train 406, as they approach the trestle at Hammond River, New Brunswick.