Its crazy to think how many units have passed by this classic Missabe spot. Steam engines, F units, first generation SD's, SD38-2's and now, for what I believe is the first time ever (the trip) a ... (more)
A long manifest rolls south along the former DM&IR with two on the point and a third unit DP about two-thirds back.
Southbound on the former Missabe.
A trio of GE's head for Minntac with Limestone loads on the Missabe
CN 8916 leads an All-Rail down the Missabe Sub towards Steelton for interchange to BNSF. The train is running with a DPU at the end, thus the newer power.
DMIR units were pretty scarce, even in 2008 as I caught this load heading to Proctor very early on an August morning. DMIR 215 is really roaring along as it leads IC 6260 and UTAC loads near Grand... (more)
A loaded Unitac ore train rounds the curve at Bear Trap headed for Proctor. Only couple months later 410 would be retired by CN for a blown turbo.
The last light of the day highlights the weather-worn nature of this code line pole that still carries phone and signal cables along the former DM&IR. Judging by the look of the wood it has been t... (more)
Cold, but clear!
Some of the many colors of CN represented with Missabe DM&IR 210 leading the way banking the curve at Bear Trap Road on a empty limestone train from Minntac bound for Proctor.
Must be a little draft coming in the firemans side. Hence the plastic bag stuck in the door!
Southbound core train with mid-train DPU units assisting.
The former Missabe never sleeps on holidays, as this all-rail ore train for Birmingham (Fairfield Works) rolls south on Christmas day.
Loads from Fairlane head south to Proctor.
413 leads pellet loads under Highway 33 en route to Proctor.