With steaming pellets in tow, a U-Tac train bound for Proctor blasts down the mainline in perfect light.
With snow flocked trees in the background the BLE 904 departs Fairlane with not a lick of CN in sight.
These two old girls have been together for a long time. 40 years ago they were created to serve in the tunnels out West, grinding out long trains on the Southern Pacific/SSW. In the '90s they were... (more)
With Two Harbors experiencing a severe power shortage, the 40 year old DMIR 405 and another unit were grabbed out of Keenan and now lead this dry ice, er taconite, train out of Minntac for Couple ... (more)
Come visit the North Shore Scenic Railroad! At the NSSR there is a very diverse group of volunteers. From L-R: Engineer Jon is a recently retired Air Traffic Controller who now spends some of his ... (more)
At 40 years old, the #406 has already been on Missabe property for 16 years!
As the first light breaks a limestone train runs around a rail train towards Proctor.
The Missabe was a proud railroad, as evidenced in this 1996 scene as the machinist and hostler take a break to pose for a picture as they prepare the #193 for shipment to the WC.
MNNR sand train howls into St. Paul Yard towards a wrong switch. Helpers can be seen in the distance.
After a long day of spotting bad orders at Minorca, this limestone train makes a run for Proctor with a dirty British Columbia On Line leading.
It might not seem like it because of its CN dress, but the DMIR #406 has been on Missabe property for 16 years already.
5 years ago the hold maroon had on the Missabe was dealt a death blow by former IC SD40-3's arriving on property. No complaining now, but it sure is different.
4 SD40u's hold back a loaded taconite train as they descend Proctor Hill. Former DM&N shops can be seen in the distance.
Boy does that maroon look good at night!