DMIR SD40T-2 #404, DMIR SD40T-2 #409, and CN SD40-2W #5338 lead a taconite train through Proctor, MN towards the ore docks in Duluth, MN. Photo taken 2/13/19.
Ah, nothing like a -33F air temp enhanced by a -50F wind chill to take your breath away. CN transfer L-512 departs Proctor for Pokegama under a crescendo of exhaust steam. Cowl 2426 made for a nic... (more)
A pair of Tunnel Motors and an SD40-3 enter Proctor Yard with a train of loads from the Fairlane plant. The three classic EMD's are seen making their way down the scale track as the sun heads for ... (more)
Making their way down the scale track, three classic EMD's enter Proctor Yard with ore loads from the United Taconite Fairlane plant.
Having completed the trip from Fairlane, IC 6260 and 2 Canadian 40s enter the yard tracks in Proctor. Before the train was finished passing, the sun would disappear, disappointing us for the empty... (more)
A mish-mash of power is seen this morning at the diesel shops at Proctor, still primarily dominated by EMD's SD40 class. In this view we have SD40-2W, SD45T-2, SD40u, and the standard, SD40-2. How... (more)
A pair of CN DC GEVOs start the CN executives down Steelton Hill in from Proctor, MN to West Duluth, MN on their inspection trip of the territory.
A glimpse into the past as the last two Missabe painted motors work the E-Lead switch job in Proctor Yard. This would end up being the last time two maroon units would be lashed together, let alon... (more)
The day's Keenan Switch departs CN's Proctor Yard bound for the Iron Range behind a former KCS motor.
Just out of CN's Proctor Yard, three former Oakway SD60s start their journey down Proctor Hill bound for Duluth to load Limestone.
DM&IR 409 is seen again pulling into Proctor Yard.
Maroon locomotives and Missabe ore cars at Proctor yard. The good old days.
GTW 5947 gets a roll-out by the carman of Proctor Yard with the days Miscellaneous Road Freight, as a loaded limestone awaits their turn and the E-Lead switch gets their track together.
IC 6264 starts the journey from Proctor Yard to the Mesabi Iron Range to load their empty Jennies with Taconite pellets.
A rare sight has maroon and orange lashed together in the form of B&LE 906 and DM&IR 215 handling switching duties on CN's Proctor Yard E-Lead. Occasionally a tunnel motor will stand in for the us... (more)