After taking the siding to meet a northbound stack train, DMIR 404 is back underway towards Proctor yard. CN had a massive tie replacement project along the Missabe sub and the old ties are piled ... (more)
A couple of days before a snowstorm would hit the skies are sunny and bright as this train heads for Proctor with taconite pellets from United Taconite.
Snow tapers off for the afternoon as BLE 903 heads south down the CN Missabe Sub for home at Proctor yard.
Pulling taconite loads down the CN Missabe Sub through the Zim/Sax bog on an early morning run back to Proctor yard.
With lights to depart, DMIR 408 begins to pull and head back to Proctor, MN.
Rolling down the CN Missabe Sub rounding the bend crossing over the Cloquet River bound for Proctor yard with hot pellets from United Taconite.
Rolling down the CN Missabe Sub for Proctor yard with hot pellets from United Taconite.
Now arriving at Proctor yard. Three ICs and hot pellets.
An early morning trip north from Proctor results in a morning trip back to Proctor with taconite loads.
Love the smell of steaming pellets and EMDs in the morning.
A Canadian National taconite pellet train is seen dumping loads on 1918-built Dock 6. This historic ore dock is located in Saint Louis Bay on Lake Superior. The train originated at the Fairlane pl... (more)
A nice, matched trio of EMD IC Deathstars lead a train of taconite pellets down the CN Missabe Sub having a short few miles to go to reach Proctor yard.
Coming out of United Taconite with steaming pellets bound for Proctor as a railfan captures the moment.
The low light towards the end of a winter's day bathes this U717 from United Taconite as their hot taconite pellets move south for the yard at Proctor, MN.
Hauling a train of dry ice or hot taconite pellets. Doesn't matter, can't see it anyway.