Ore vs. Oil at Ramshaw. With 145 cars of taconite pellets going by at 20 mph there are about 70 chances to try and get the southbound train waiting on the CN Rainy Sub framed in between two ore ca... (more)
A little fog makes for a more dramatic shot of a set of old Missabe searchlight signals still functioning at Sparta, MN. CN is replacing these old veterans of the railroad industry with new "... (more)
Battle of Light. The signals at Noimi Jct. battle to protect the CN Minntac Sub from an oncoming train. The signals won and the train headed up the CN Missabe Sub.
The former DW&P railroad depot near the end of Chestnut Street in Virginia, MN is in the fog from the yet unfrozen Silver Lake on a cold December evening. A nearby detector from a northbound CN f... (more)
A U-717 with 141 cars is loaded out and ready to depart United Taconite at 2200 hrs. with DM&IR 403 in charge of the trip back south to Proctor. A green glow from the yard signal and the plant it... (more)
A relief crew arrives by van to take these pellet loads back to Proctor, MN while a T-Bird train inches up along side to illuminate the train so the new crew can release the handbrakes before take... (more)
Waiting to depart. Fresh made taconite pellets bound for Mexico steam away on a early cool, crisp morning at the United Taconite facility on Minnesota's Iron Range. The crew (and train) arrived i... (more)
UH That'll Do! The sometimes not so glamorous side of railroading and some of the things that can happen. Here is what happens when the load out chute of a taconite pellet bin fails to close dur... (more)