A quiet evening at Duluth's Rices Point. A GP 38-2 idles in CP's yard while the BBC Mississippi unloads it's cargo of windmill towers.
After serving the U.S. Steel Minntac plant by pulling empties and dropping off loads of bentonite, the next stop for the Keenan switch is the small yard at Mountain Iron where they shove back and ... (more)
Ridiculously cold weather (-34 plus a wind chill at the time of this photo) across northern Minnesota as polar vortex envelopes the region but the trains are still moving albeit it takes a little ... (more)
Taconite loads from United Taconite pull into the yard at Proctor having come full circle from where they left earlier in the day which is still visible two tracks over to the right from where the... (more)
With the tail end of the 135 car train still rattling the old Missabe era steel bridge over the Cloquet river, this U717 pellet train continues it's trip south towards Proctor, MN.
A T-Bird mine shuttle from the pit coarse crusher glides down the Missabe sub as it heads to the processing plant.
Heading back to Two Harbors about to cross the former DWP Rainy sub at Ramshaw under clear (but cold) blue skies.
Departing Minntac under the code blue skies provided by the polar vortex. Temperature was a fresh -28 degrees with an added wind chill.
Coming up from Two Harbors, MN, a BLE trio is on the Minntac sub and will be arriving at the U.S. Steel Minntac plant shortly to begin loading 145 cars off the west loadout silo before returning b... (more)
Snow falls and darkness approaches as trains and crews shuffle around the CN yard at Proctor, MN
Three matched classic EMD SD40-3's and 135 ore cars filled with 14000 tons of taconite arrive at Proctor yard as darkness begins to descend along with the snow.
Gliding through the S curve at Culver, MN as the snow falls.
The crew gives a friendly wave to another crew as loads meet empties at the small yard at Biwabik along the CN Iron Range sub between the mines and Two Harbors, MN.
A matched trio of DMIR tunnel motors and 135 ore cars loaded with taconite pellets stretch back as far as can be seen as they rumble along the Missabe sub passing through the Sax bog, a popular lo... (more)
Rumbling across the Missabe era steel bridge spanning the Whiteface river at Kelsey along the Missabe sub heading back to the yard at Proctor, MN with 135 cars of taconite pellets.