A few miles into the southbound trip down the CN Missabe sub back to Proctor with fresh pellet loads and a quick look over the shoulder reveals exhaust plumes that United Taconite is still running... (more)
After coming up from Two Harbors, MN to Keenan yard to pick up and drop off cars, CN 5337 takes some freight back with them as the go back to Two Harbors stopping at Wales along the way.
A nice cold winter's afternoon with no clouds, bugs or humidity and a couple trains moving.
Heading up from Proctor, MN to load 138 cars at United Taconite and make the return trip.
Pellet loads crossing over the Whiteface river bridge at Kelsey, MN while slowing for meet in a few hundred yards with a northbound CN container train waiting on them.
CN 5337 continues on to Proctor, MN after meeting a NB oil train here at Alborn, MN.
Holding on Main One is GTW 4906 with their one car to switch the rod and ball track at the United Taconite Fairlane plant while CN 5337 runs by on Main Two headed for Proctor, MN with taconite pel... (more)
CN 5337 makes it's way back to Proctor with these Minntac pellets. During this time of year they will reroute pellet trains to Proctor, MN to take some storage pressure off Two Harbors, MN but on... (more)
CN SD40-2W no. 5337 joins Tunnel Motor 408 (former DMIR/Cotton Belt) and vintage SD40 no. 6017 at Proctor, MN as they wait for their next ore train assignment. CN 6017 was built in 1969 as no. 511... (more)
A short MRF makes its way down the CN Missabe Sub near Payne, MN
A quad-windowed SD40-2W leads ore empties north through rural Northern Minnesota.
The morning sun greets loaded limestone train U719 as it heads north on the main at Virginia.
Minorca-Proctor limestone empty U718 heads south through Fairlane on CN's Missabe Sub.
A very clean CN SD40-2W 5337 leads an empty limestone train south on the Missabe Sub.
CN SD40-2W 5337 and C40-8 2025 lead a short 47 car empty limestone train south on the Missabe Sub.