A quick run to Duluth yielded a good opportunity to drive the Skally Line. Chinook Spur (Zinpro) was loaded to the hilt on Thursday. SCXY 1352 was backed up to the derail and 11 tank cars filled the rest of the space. 1352 and ILSX 1345 would be dragging a monster 80 car train to Hinckley on Friday.
Tiller Corp. has finished building a new loadout shed in North Branch.
It looks like this should help keep the elements out of the sand. The shed was blocked by loads on Thursday, but was cleared out Friday.
The Hinckley Local was waiting for the 80 car SCXY train, 62 of the cars were sand loads. A pair of veteran SD60Ms (BNSF 8108 and 8105) were waiting on the SCXY spur in Hinckley to make the trade. SCXY 1363 was left in Hinckley, the other Skally engines, running elephant style North started a grass fire just south of Rock Creek. Rush City Fire was quick to respond.