Sailing southbound on the CN Missabe sub with taconite pellets heading to Proctor yard.
As the sun sets and the shadows get longer, CN 5349 calls to depart Minntac and head back to Proctor. Here they find a sliver of light at Noimi Jct. as the come off the Minntac Sub and get onto th... (more)
Heading for Proctor yard with taconite pellets on a nice fall afternoon.
Another steaming taconite train loaded at U.S. Steel's Minntac plant make its way south down the CN Missabe sub for Proctor yard on a cold just below freezing temperature morning here in northern ... (more)
A nice cold winter's afternoon with no clouds, bugs or humidity and a couple trains moving.
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)
As a short daylight winter's day nears it's end, BLE 909 hauls steaming pellets south from U.S. Steel Minntac towards Proctor, MN.
A lot of people are usually out here with cameras in hand waiting......to photograph birds. The Sax-Zim Bog is a world renowned birding location in the winter, as well as the spring and summer. I... (more)
Low winter light illuminates the U713 from Minntac to Proctor as they travel through the Zim/Sax bog bird area.
A trio of EMD's and 138 veteran DMIR ore jennies make their way south on the CN Missabe Sub with pellet loads from U.S. Steel Minntac to the yard at Proctor, MN.
Good leader. Good light. Steaming pellets. Minntac made taconite pellets head south down the CN Missabe sub for the yard at Proctor, MN.