A former SSW SD45T-2 rests inside the Proctor roundhouse while undergoing conversion to B&LE 909. CN removed this portion of the former DM&IR roundhouse last year due to roof issues.
Loads from Minntac pass the Keenan switch and get a good roll-by from the crew at Gilbert as they continue to head south back to Two Harbors.
Empties from Two Harbors at Jones on the CN Iron Range Sub. heading for U.S. Steel Minntac to load pellets.
Cold weather railroading at it's finest. It's -27 degrees below zero just after sunrise and the crew is returning to their train which can seen steaming away on the load-out track. They will con... (more)
Cold weather railroading at it's finest. It's -27 degrees below zero just after sunrise and the crew had to stop loading their train to wye the power because of "issues". Once back together with... (more)
A trio a B&LE units look good together as they roll southbound down the Missabe Subdivision with U.S. Steel Minntac taconite pellets steaming away behind them as they head for Proctor.
After being tagged and then stopped by a suspect hotbox detector the conductor had the joy of walking the train in -10 degree weather and found nothing wrong. The conductor is back on board agai... (more)
A B&LE trio heads down the hill from the U.S. Steel Minntac plant, which is the world's largest taconite processing plant, with another train of fresh made taconite pellets heading to Proctor, MN.... (more)
A trio of B&LE engines roar southbouth down the Missabe Subdivision at N. Fairlane with steaming Minntac taconite pellets trailing.
Green trees and orange engines as a trio of Bessemer's roll southbound with taconite pellets from U.S. Steel Minntac.
A trio of Bessemer tunnel motors rolls a loaded ore train south through Iron, adding some nice color along the way.
A pellet train from United Taconite rolls through Saginaw and north Coons as they continue towards Proctor. The lack of snow so far this year probably has more to do with no visible snowmobile tr... (more)
Another classic consist of EMD power put together by the forces at Proctor leads 142 cars of pellets from United Taconite back to the scales at Proctor.
A classic all EMD consist and old Missabe ore cars roll south from the mine to Proctor, MN with steaming taconite pellets on a sunny but cold winter day.
A colorful all-EMD consist leads 120 ore loads south towards Proctor.