Earlier this year former Duluth & Northeastern 2-8-0 number 28 (ex-DM&IR 332) was moved from Cloquet back to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth. Cloquet Terminal Railroad had started rest... (more)
Four of LTV's former Erie Mining Company S-12 switchers rest in the deadline, never to run again. Some of these ended up on SMS.
Far removed from the transcon, a former Santa Fe GP50 handles a short switch job past the dry dock at Fraser Shipyard. High and dry in the dock is the heavy duty tug Ken Boothe Sr.
A short transfer job scoots up Steelton Hill in far western Duluth. Now that spring is here work has restarted on CN's realignment and double tracking project on this route with a nearly 2.0% grad... (more)
Damaged in a derailment at Fairbanks, Minnesota in early 2014, CN 6013 was repaired and placed back into ore service. Here it leads a loaded ore train from Minntac past a switch crew that is nursi... (more)
DM&IR ore car 40822 was one of 500 in class U-23 delivered during 1948 from Pullman Standard, five years before the Missabe purchased its first diesels. Still in service for CN, the car still reta... (more)
For a brief period in 2002 North Shore Scenic Railroad borrowed DM&IR (ex-B&LE) SD38 869 for use on its tourist line between Duluth and Two Harbors. I imagine this was the most unusual assignment ... (more)
Fresh from repainting at DM&IR's Proctor shop, SD18 193 leads a mixed train of Missabe equipment along the North Shore Scenic Railroad for members of the Missabe Railroad Historical Society. DM&IR... (more)
A 15-car train of ore tailings clears Highway 61 as SD40-3 651 leads and 653 shoves hard on the steep grade out of the plant. The mining company was working on their normal tailings loadout up on ... (more)
Cenex Harvest States leased ILSX SW9 2117 rolls past the laid-up ore boat Edward L. Ryerson.
While CN is replacing Bessemer 900s on their home rails a handful continue to work the former DM&IR in northeastern Minnesota. Here Proctor rebuild 909 leads an empty ore train out of Duluth with ... (more)
An aerial view of CN's former DM&IR roundhouse at Proctor.
A nice sampling of EMD power on a cool spring day.
A loaded limestone train for Minntac passes by an ore train waiting to dump on the dock in West Duluth.
Nicely painted 1501 leads leased CEFX 3117 south out of Chetek on track originally owned by C&NW (Omaha).