A nice power set for the T-Bird on this day.
Just about loaded out from the coarse crusher at United Taconite. in the background its counterpart is waiting for them to depart so they can then get into position to load. Both of these Dash8 ... (more)
Veteran Missabe tunnelmotors pulling vintage DMIR ore cars in the winter on Minnesota's Iron Range.
Heading back to the mine to reload on a nice fall morning. Both of these units are now headed for an unknown fate after having been removed from the CN ore pool and likely retired.
That afternoon glow before the sun dips behind the horizon. The sun has now set for trailing unit CN 2131 having been placed in the deadline at Proctor and will head south for disposition while t... (more)
With the purge of the former UP/CNW Dash 8s from the ore pool on CN's roster beginning it was fitting that the GEs would take over where the Dash 8s did when they first arrived ala the T-Bird job.... (more)
Cutting through the fog on a winter morning.
A pair of bigger newer non straight air equipped AC GEs move taconite rock in the summer months on this job.
As the sun sets on another day, CN 2107 has departed Largo and is the process of tying up vehicle traffic as they cross Highway 7 traveling south with rock from the mine heading to the plant.
Heading south from the mine to the plant with rock that will be processed into taconite pellets.
The taconite pellets go by as they head back to Proctor while the empty T-Bird waits to depart.
Sunny day along the Missabe.
One T-Bird is all loaded up and waiting to depart while the other T-Bird waits patiently for their to load at the crusher. Sitting in the background is North Shore Track Services GP9 115 (former M... (more)
DMIR 408 and BLE 903 move taconite bearing rock from the mine down to the plant on a nice winter afternoon.
Making their way north on the CN Missabe sub.