One of CSX's new SD40-3s leads K644 through Churchville on a beautiful spring morning.
After doubling up and emptying most of Dock 6 the 3pm Proctor Road Switch does a air test before heading to Proctor, a Detroit Edison coal train empties at the MERC facility in the background.
CSX Q511 heads south down the LIRC with a SD40-3
leader. CSX 4002 was originally the 8026.
While this old ex-CNW SD-45 has a 16-645 installed, she still looks good hauling a SB freight. I like rebuilds.
A morning tailing's train works up hill with a pair of SD40-3's sandwiching the side dump cars at MP 6.
IC 6252, 6250, and 6254 thunder up Spirit Mountain with a train of empties from dock 6 in tow for Proctor. Local rumors say that this may be the last summer for the SD40's on the Missabe Range, bu... (more)
After doubling empties, and performing a air test the afternoon Proctor Road Switch starts up Proctor hill seen at CP North Collingwood. In the background you can see the empties still rolling off... (more)
I just lived down road, around the corner and got to see the local most days (should have stayed put). Imagine my surprise when this thing showed up. "Bye, babe, train to chase, see you when I g... (more)
The last DM&IR maroon and gold tunnel motor leads 160 loads of pellets from Mintac down grade into Two Harbors on a gorgeous August day. The 403, IC 6253, and BLE 909 left with these empties 14 ho... (more)
DM&IR 407 and IC 2465 sit at the sand tower at Proctor yard in the early morning. Later in the day this power would be MU'd together and sent west, fresh loads of taconite pellets steam in the bac... (more)
A rebuilt SD-40 awaits an assignment. Most are now gone. I always liked the Gyralite.
After dumping the tailings off in the pit that is located behind the hill in the background, the 650 rolls past the 3.6 signal as it heads back to Silver Bay for another load of tailings.
Increasingly rarer power drags empties up Proctor Hill.
Shover power heads to Steelton Hill while the Proctor Road Switch switches out a cut of cars and the GP9's drill the E-Lead.