Student Engineer Adamski has 120 some loads of taconite trailing him as the 0600 PRS screams down Proctor Hill on a beautiful morning.
A short transfer job scoots up Steelton Hill in far western Duluth. Now that spring is here work has restarted on CN's realignment and double tracking project on this route with a nearly 2.0% grad... (more)
The sun has long since set but the show must go on. A Proctor Road Switch crew works on dumping their train with the help of the dock crew while the Mesabi Miner takes on a load of iron ore pellet... (more)
Fresh from repainting at DM&IR's Proctor shop, SD18 193 leads a mixed train of Missabe equipment along the North Shore Scenic Railroad for members of the Missabe Railroad Historical Society. DM&IR... (more)
A Proctor Road Switcher brings loads down to the dock at Duluth for unloading. Here the train passes the newly reconfigured control point at Collinwood. The train will pull out of the dock and the... (more)
A veteran and friendly CP crew go about their business working some of the industrial area on Rices Point on a nice Friday afternoon.
The Duluth ore docks are over 100 years old, but still are put to good use by CN with the daily loading and unloading of trains and boats. Here a 120 car ore train doubles over as the crew get in ... (more)
CN 6255 and two other SD40-3s push taconite loaded ore cars out on the dock so that the James R. Barker can start being loaded.
While CN is replacing Bessemer 900s on their home rails a handful continue to work the former DM&IR in northeastern Minnesota. Here Proctor rebuild 909 leads an empty ore train out of Duluth with ... (more)
A loaded limestone train for Minntac passes by an ore train waiting to dump on the dock in West Duluth.
Four SDs represent four phases of Missabe power at Duluth's Endion Yard. SD9 143 is a Phase 3 SD9 featuring the original SD9 car body with 48 inch roof fans. Behind it engine 128 is a phase 2, sam... (more)
A pair of vintage switchers work the NewPage paper mill in far west Duluth, MN on a nice spring day.
A Tunnel Motor and a pair of SD40-2's grind uphill in Duluth, leading ore empties to Proctor and points north.
A new GE that will soon be renumbered into the 2900-series leads a northbound manifest train on the former DM&IR.
A CP extra brings traffic from Rices Point over to Stinson yard in Superior.Seen here passing under the CN former Missabe docks.