Fresh swoosh leads the Brainerd out of Superior on the last day in February.
Quad set of '40s slowly work their way out of Proctor Yard as steaming pellets arrive to the left and two former Missabe SD38-2's switch the manifest yard to the right.
Three matching units haul 74 loads south to a crew change as Greenville as they march through the swamp.
The sound this train make was amazing. From miles away the engines could be heard straining in Run 8 as they dug in through the snow storm and lugged 74 loads towards Greenville and a new crew.
Loads dig in as they head for Greenville in a whiteout blizzard.
Trio of Bessemer motors grind through the curves as they lug 74 loads up the grade headed for Bessemer. This was a momentary lull in the major snow squalls.
Codeline, Bessemer, and Taconite pellets. May not scream Missabe completely, but still shouts US Steel!
With a seemingly endless train of ore cars in tow, the infamous (and rare!) trio Bessemer motors thunders down the Missabe towards the Iron Range.
The rare B&LE trio thunders through Munger in a snow squall as they head for United Taconite and a long day on 'da Range.
Moments before going into emergency this loaded taconite train from Minntac is in heavy dynamics. The curve really shows off the trio of Bessemer motors!
Ore loads fly through Alborn en route to Proctor with a rare (MN) trio of Bessemer tunnel motors!
Just south of Kelsey this trio of Bessemer tunnel motors roars by the distant signal headed for Proctor.
Its crazy to think how many units have passed by this classic Missabe spot. Steam engines, F units, first generation SD's, SD38-2's and now, for what I believe is the first time ever (the trip) a ... (more)
Nice trio of tunnel motors ties down their train as the sun gets ready to set on a nice spring day.
Rods down, diesel style. Stirring up taconite dust this land barge thunders down the main just short of Munger as they head for Canada.