What would be my first trip to Missabe country, this would be my first and only taste of true Missabe action as this would be the only Maroon SD38 set I had saw.... to this day almost all of the M... (more)
DMIR 211 south (T-Bird) heads for Fairlane under crisp blue skies on a cold and bitter Monday afternoon. While temperatures stayed steady at -18, the windchills were near -45.
It's about 15 below with a 40 to 50 mph wind chill as an empty T-Bird raw taconite train approaches the highway 7 crossing east of Wolf. The SD38s on the head end are running out their last miles ... (more)
Afteroon Proctor Roadswitch waits at Proctor for the morning job to arrive from Duluth before heading to Missabe Junction. SD38-2 211 leads repainted 408 and 409.
The DMIR 211 and 419 lead a limestone train destined for Minorca onto the double track at Fairlane. Note that both units haven't yet received the new FRA striping.
A matched trio of SD38s shoves a cut of ore cars loaded with chips onto the west of Dock 6 after retrieving the cars from the Lakehead storage facility.
A pair of Canadian geese seem undisturbed as a loaded ore train rumbles past entering Proctor Yard.
Nice sound as three non-turbo SD38 models move a loaded Minntac train towards Proctor. Just enough moisture in the air to make steam off the taconite pellets.
Loaded 136-car Minntac pellet train for Proctor/Duluth.
YO911 uses a DMIR in Wausau as they head south for switching at the local industries.
DMIR 211 working local in Wausau, WI