With only about 5 miles to go until the yard at Silver Bay, MN, it's all down hill from here for the crew as they descend into the Lake Superior basin to the plant.
Ore loads behind an all EMD power trio glide down the Northshore Mining mainline between the mine at Babbitt and the plant at Silver Bay.
The morning train of taconite bearing rock from the mine at Babbitt, MN makes it's way past the large pond near Toimi, MN at the half way point on the trip to the plant at Silver Bay, MN.
Tied down at Fir on the outskirts of metropolitan Portland, a Union Pacific ore train from Henderson, NV waits its turn to be interchanged to BNSF in Vancouver, WA.
ArcelorMittal has put a great deal of work into the Cartier Railway property, including the extension of sidings for the much longer DPU trains and all new ATCS-equipped Vader-style signals for al... (more)
A loaded ore train descends the steep 2.9% grade into Two Harbors after a storm dumped over a foot of new snow.
Working the Buick branch, an ore generator, with what appears to be the Nelson's railfanning Plymouth parked on the road in the distance. How many branchlines do you know of that featured cement ... (more)
Even though its June, the taconite pelletes in a Two Harbors bound ore train steam away as the Illinois Central 6259 heads east at Gilberts, Minnesota on Saturday afternoon June 19, 2010, along ... (more)
EJ&E 657 is in charge of eastbound, BN ore loads. The trailing units are two IC SD70's and a CN ES44DC. Sounded quite nice, going up the hill.
A morning loaded EB taconite train begins to pull out of Dunka Jct. after waiting for permission to head for the ore dock. Power is an ABBA set of F's broken up by a C420. The second unit, C420 # ... (more)
Cab view of an ore train derailment.
BNSF Fair Field Ore loads and NS E.T. Ore loads wait to blast off at DMIR's Steelton yard.