Missabe 202 certainly has a number of things to be thankful for today, mainly to still be in operation after having been "retired" in the CN computer on November 14.
The Proctor Roadswitch negoiates the new Hole Track bypass in order to pick up limestone cars for loading at Lakehead.
Power heads to the barn for servicing.
With numerous 400 series tunnel motors off line for repairs or improvements, three EMD veterans handle this loaded ore train towards Two Harbors.
SD38AC 202 (blt. 6/71) and 'SD40-3' 405 (ex-SP SD45T-2 6767, 9500, nee-SSW 9163, blt. 7/72) pull the MRF north out of Proctor. The limestone loads visible in the background will be radio blocking... (more)
SD38AC 202 (built 6/71) and 'SD40-3' 405 (ex-SP SD45T-2 6767, 9500, nee-SSW 9163, built 7/72) lead the MRF through Grand Lakes along Saginaw Road, while limestone loads 'radio block' right on thei... (more)
Veteran Missabe SD38 No. 202 leads an SD38-2 and 97 loaded crude ore cars over the St. Louis River.
CN (Missabe) making an interchange delivery to BNSF at Rice's Point Yard in Duluth.
Trio of SD38s sit after delivering ore cars to the dock.
Loaded limestone train for Minntac with repainted 400 in the consist.
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