A derailment the night before between Orr and Cusson left 14 cars on the ground. This SD38AC is assembling a train to clear the tracks and get the rails back in position.
Nice EMD set rolls down the 2.2% of Proctor Hill with limestone cars for loading in Duluth.
Conductors eyes nearly glaze over as he receives the news that a SB ore train will delay his train's progress out of Two Harbors towards Wales on a cold 1986 night. Behind him the hostler waits fo... (more)
Night of the Missabe. Life partners #316 and #193 purr away in the deep night. Soon they will rumble to life to pull coal trains along the North Shore.
Part of a private photo shoot at LSRM called the Night of the Missabe. Downtown Duluth looms in the background.
Remember Safety First.
Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range SD38-2 No. 204 heads a southbound taconite ore train at Iron Junction, Minnesota, on September 10, 1989.
An empty taconite train bound for the Arcelor Mittal Minorca Mine is still about a 45 minutes out from the plant as they continues their way back from Two Harbors, MN. The crew will load the trai... (more)
DM&IR 402 leads 142 loads of taconite pellets down the Missabe Subdivision from U.S. Steel's Minntac plant bound for Proctor, MN.
During the first significant snowfall of the season for northern Minnesota, DM&IR 402 leads 142 loads of taconite pellets down the hill from U.S. Steel's Minntac plant bound for Proctor, MN.
Missabe 193 fits in well while rolling through downtown Duluth on one of the annual pumpkin trains operated by the North Shore Scenic Railroad.
DM&IR 193 cleans out her lungs a little bit while she is switching and making up trains for the afternoon run of the North Shore Scenic Railroad's popular pizza train along Lake Superior in downto... (more)
The lone DM&IR-painted SD40-3 eases into Missabe Junction with ore cars for limestone loading.
Missabe maroon still rolls on Proctor Hill as 403 eases 141 ore loads towards Dock 6 in Duluth.
Frost on the grass and steam in the air as DM&IR 407 leads 141 loads of taconite pellets from Minntac's east load-out pocket to the yard at Proctor, MN on a crisp early fall morning.