With the WC painted sand tower in the background, these three plows await a call to action. The Russell plow hasn't seen service since CN tookover the WC and more likely won't be used and will be ... (more)
Meet between the Keenan Switch and a Minorca ore empty.
Highest numbered remaining Missabe rebuild in service.
Southbound Minntac ore load heading south back to Proctor MN
Lead by two of the three remaining rebuilt SD18s a crude ore train heads to the U-Tac mine for unloading.
Within a month the CN will take over the Missabe. In 2008 the 412 is slated for retirement.
Within a month CN will take over this property. The 211 displays the U of M lettering.
Road switch hauls 35 cars of limestone back to the yard at Proctor.
Yard power and road power covering two different generations await their next assignments.
A empty ore train rolls past a trackworkers repairing a broken rail on the second mainline. High temps today did not get above zero.
Southbound U-Tac ore train rolls into Proctor Yard pushing remains of the previous days snow storm.
A CP transfer spots cars at the local Cargill Elevator before pulling the rest of their train into Rices Point Yard.
The two hottest trains on CN (M342 on the left and Q198 on the right) that run south to Chicago over former DWP, DM&IR and WC trackage are delayed at Pokegama Yard while a broken rail is repaired ... (more)
The photographers son admires one of his favorite locomotives operated by his favorite railroad.
Taconite ore empties head back to the mine for loading.