A cold morning makes for some thick fog at daybreak.
The first official below freezing temperature reading of the fall season brings some heavy early morning fog to Minnesota's Iron Range as a train bound for Minntac to load Blast Furnace Trim (BFT)... (more)
The wide cabs of CN's SD40-2 fleet have much more character compared to today's EMD and GE offerings. The class light cluster is a blast from the past.
Near sunset a local eases out of Proctor headed for Keenan yard on the Iron Range . Along for the ride are three new CREX GEs for testing on Northshore Mining
Nice trio of CN SD40-2W's hustle an empty Minorca or Minntac limestone train back to Proctor as they lean into the curve just south of Culver.
Nice trio of CN SD40-2W's hustle an empty Minorca or Minntac limestone train back to Proctor. Normally only Minorca receives limestone by ore jennies, but lately it appears Minntac has been as wel... (more)
Warm early evening light illuminates a CP transfer as it rolls along BNSF tracks to Superior while a CN limestone train awaits departure on former DM&IR rails.
No mistaking the DM&IR #215! While #211 and #212 are down for maintenance at least Proctor put a clean unit on the E-Lead...
Nice paint on this veteran EMD as it basks in the morning sun at Proctor. Ten years ago this scene would have been solid maroon and gold.
A loaded limestone train approaches its destination at U.S. Steel's large Minntac (Minnesota Taconite) plant on the former DM&IR.
Crews exchange greetings as an empty limestone train passes a stopped empty ore train north of Proctor.
An all-EMD light power set that includes three SD40-2Ws and an SD60 rolls down the ramp to Missabe Junction. The Duluth school bus fleet is resting on this quiet Sunday morning.
Cold weather railroading at it's finest. It's -27 degrees below zero just before sunrise and the exhaust from the plant is hanging over the small yard while the crew is having issues loading their... (more)
Loaded taconite train makes its way into the Proctor yard under 5 inches of fresh wet and heavy snow.
A recent repaint leads an ore train towards Proctor after a heavy wet snow.