Heading up the CN Minntac sub to load taconite pellets and passing a sleeping ballast cleaner along the way.
A pair of IC SD40-3's are tied onto a string of ore cars being loaded with reclaimed taconite pellets. These reclaimed pellets were picked up and stored here at Biwabik over the last few years an... (more)
Barking along the CN Iron Range sub with taconite pellets in tow, a trio of Dash 8's greet the early morning sun.
Back underway with favorable signals, CN 3008 rumbles along through Wolf with train A439 in tow from Proctor Yard to Symington (Winnipeg).
Storming up the Missabe Sub passing the now abandoned former DM&IR dispatcher/m.o.w. building at Iron Jct. an IC SD40-3 duo heads back to the mine.
Down from Minntac and now making the turn at Iron Jct. west wye for Two Harbors, MN
A BLE duo pulls taconite rock south on the CN Missabe sub.
After loading pellets at Minntac, the crew was told to spike their train down here at Biwabik and wait for the van as a major weekday track project near Two Harbors on the Iron Range Sub prevents ... (more)
Catching the last sliver of sunlight, the late afternoon/early evening trip from Proctor Yard to Symington (Winnipeg) has an interesting power choice in the fact only ore pool engines are moving t... (more)
Running through the snow.
A cold trip across the frozen landscape that is the Zim/Sax bog in NE Minnesota. These still steaming taconite pellets from the U.S. Steel Minntac plant are destined for Convent, LA approximately... (more)
A GP38-2 GTW duo paired up and assigned to CN Keenan yard, the R901 job shoves back into the yard after a run to service a customer.
Slogging along the CN Missabe Sub as darkness sets in and snow is falling.
Proctor Transfer power checks the switches as they roll past DM&IR 403/215, working the E-Lead job within the yard, as train A439 prepares to double their train in the distance.