Proudly leading an ore train like it's done so many times before the Dash 8s took over in the CN ore pool. On this day one of the Dash 8s had a mechanical failure and the old workhorse was called... (more)
Heading back to the mine for more taconite pellets.
Cutting through the morning fog as the Dash 8s and 145 ore cars travel north on the CN Iron Range Sub.
The DMIR 409 leading an empty pellet train up to Minntac to load. The EMD veteran was called into service when one of the Dash 8 units had an issue and was pulled out of the lineup.
After a mechanical failure to the third member of the typical Dash 8 trio power set used out of Two Harbors, the decision was made to use veteran DMIR 409 to lead a pellet id up to Minntac. She st... (more)
Sun filled late summer afternoon and an empty ore train heading for a load time at the mine.
The snow is falling as an empty for the Minorca mine glides along.
In a winter wonderland comes five hundred ninety-eight axels.
A nice day and a clean Dash 8 leading empties that are heading to the mine to load.
Empty ore train coming up from Two Harbors, MN and across the landscape of NE Minnesota heading to a taconite plant to load pellets.
The red nose of CN amongst the yellows and oranges of fall foliage.
About to come off the Iron Range sub, CN 2020 takes the signal at east wye and will continue the trip up to Minntac to load taconite pellets.
The calm and quiet of nature is disrupted for a few moments by 598 axels of a CN ore train then it's back to calm and quiet again.
After a brief pause to allow the passing of a southbound container train on the Rainy Sub at the Ramshaw diamond, it's back on the move again along the Iron Range sub for this U790 going to load t... (more)
A little red sticks out amongst a sea of yellow as CN 2028 rounds the bend.