A set of four EMDs heel into the curve at Rollins with empties from Two Harbors. The rebuilt SD45T-2 on the point is still racking up the miles after 44 years in service. No doubt the dedicated me... (more)
DMIR 161 bring a freight thru Fens, MN in September of 1987. Love those hi-hood SD-9's!
A trio of Missabe power awaits its next assignment at Proctor, MN. Units 303 and 316 are SDMs rebuilt from SD18s, while 209 is from DMIR's original order for SD38-2s, the last new units acquired b... (more)
DMIR 200 lead a trio of SD38s on an empty ore train rolling through Adolph, MN after leaving Proctor Yard. The train is headed north towards Keenan Yard and one of the Mesabi Range taconite operat... (more)
DM&IR southbound freight at Keenan, MN.
DM&IR 169 and 159 rests at the Biwabic service track.
DM&IR 158 assaults the steep grade out of Duluth as they head to the yard in Poctor, MN in May of 1992. The sound of 3 first gen SD's is intoxicating.
In 1936–1939 Baldwin Locomotive Works built nine 0-10-2 steam locomotives for the Union Railroad. Since these were the only locomotives ever built in the United States to this wheel arrangement of... (more)
The DM&IR ore docks in Duluth, MN are busy switching cars and loading the Edward Ryerson. The docks take on a completely different look at night, as shown in this photo from October of 1993.
Brand new ATSF C44-9W units await delivery next to a couple of DMIR units at Clearing Yard.....Adam Farence Photo.
What a son tells his mother early on Sunday morning - "Mom, your car is stuck on the railroad track in downtown Duluth." Fortunately her insurance company paid the healthy fee to have it... (more)
Missabe 2-8-8-4 227 and a Milwaukee Road boxcab electric, displayed side-by-side, are the highlights of a visit to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth, Minn.
Missabe 227 has the largest cab I've ever been inside (and that includes several Big Boys!). The engineer seat is open to visitors at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth.
A few weeks before my move, another gorgeous fall day came around and it was business as usual on the Iron Range of Minnesota, as pellets for Two Harbors come steaming out of the plant.
DMIR 210 leads SD40-3 and SD38-2 212 as it descends Proctor Hill nearing Collingwood and the Duluth ore docks. Note the uphill main is out of service and will eventually be removed.