Staring at red signals, CN 2015 and crew is stopped and waiting near the Ramshaw diamond for a southbound oil train that's currently coming down the CN Rainy sub.
Empties north from Two Harbors, MN to U.S. Steel Minntac and then back to Two Harbors, MN. Load, dump, repeat.
Empties from Two Harbors make their way north along the now featureless CN Iron Range Sub near Fayal. Not long ago there were searchlights and code line along here but now the searchlights have s... (more)
CN 2028 pushes its way up the CN Iron Range Sub breaking trail for the 592 axels following behind.
The wind is blowing, the temperature is falling and the snow is deep as evident by CN 2028 pushing its way along the CN Iron Range Sub as they run north from Two Harbors for a date with the west l... (more)
A trio of Dash 8's running north on the CN Iron Range Sub coming back from Two Harbors, MN to load more taconite pellets.
The heavy wet snow has tapered off a bit as CN 2010 makes the return trip back to Two Harbors, MN.
Under less than ideal conditions weather-wise, CN 2006 is pulling empties back from Two Harbors, MN for U.S. Steel to load fresh made taconite pellets.
DMIR 403 pulling ore empties north from Two Harbors back to a mine for reloading. Shortly after this shot over two years ago she suffered a cracked block but was repaired and departed the MEI sho... (more)
As shadows creep up the r.o.w. CN 2031 crawls north across the CN Iron Range Sub with empties for loading at U.S. Steel's Minntac taconite plant.
A northbound mty ore train for U.S. Steel Minntac runs through some remaining fall color and the remnants from the first snow to fall across NE Minnesota's Iron Range.
Chasing the setting sun along the CN Iron Range Sub a trio of GE's with 145 ore cars trailing continue towards U.S. Steel's Minntac plant to load out more taconite pellets.
CN 2010 passes one of the newly activated signals they have installed along the CN Iron Range Sub for CTC.
CN 2010 runs north along the CN Iron Range Sub at N. Biwabik on the first day of fall.
Three GE's and 145 ore jennies run past a newly activated death star signal at Spruce along the CN Iron Range sub. The new signal was installed about three years ago at this location and activated... (more)